A 33-year-old man was arrested for allegedly causing damage to property by attempting to crash his vehicle into the News Café restaurant in Rosebank, Johannesburg, on Friday night…
The arrest and expected court appearance come after he allegedly intimidated staff and customers at the popular spot.
In a statement, the restaurant management said the man walked into the restaurant and “randomly” insulted and antagonised patrons and staffers.
“Security then removed the individual, who then later returned in a fit of rage, attempting to drive his vehicle into the venue – damaging property such as vehicles, furniture and building façade. He was subsequently arrested by the Rosebank SAPS and no one was injured.”
A man drove into News Café, Rosebank, JHB, this weekend. He was apparently denied entry by security. His ex-girlfriend was inside and she did not want to see him. The man was arrested. pic.twitter.com/f0uxuIXnPv
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) April 26, 2021
According to eyewitnesses who took to social media, the man caused a commotion when he entered the restaurant and was eventually thrown out. He allegedly attempted to ram the vehicle into the restaurant twice.
Photos of damaged vehicles outside the restaurant were posted on Twitter. Several vehicles parked along Cradock and Tyrwhitt Avenue were damaged.
Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said a 33-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and charged with negligent and reckless driving.
He is expected to appear in the Hillbrow Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
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