The owner of a pub and bistro was fearing for his life when Somali migrants smashed the door and windows of his business after they refused to pay the bill.
The group of five migrants sat drinking in the Piano bistro in Waburn, Germany, on Wednesday evening, putting everything on a tab. When presented with a €17 bill for the eight beers and two vodkas they had consumed, the men became aggressive.
“We are Somalis, we do not pay” they said, as two of the men stormed out of the establishment. Owner Selami Albayrak kicked out the remaining three Somalis, who still refused to settle the bill, and told them the group are banned from the premises.
“They were aggressive, they were angry”, Albayrak told local newspaper HNA, recounting that he locked the door of the pub behind him.
A short time later, while preparing the bill for his last customer that night, a regular, Albayrak heard loud banging and crashing noises. As he walked through to the main area of the pub, the 58 year old saw that two of the Somalis had come back with iron bars, which they were using to repeatedly smash against the bistro’s door and windows.
“I had a panic [attack] that nearly killed me”, Albayrak recalled. The veteran innkeeper revealed he had never been so afraid for his life in all the 15 years he has been running the “Piano”.