The desperate message of help to parents. For a long time there was a friendship between the two protagonists, prisoner and tormentor
The father had come running with his wife when an alarming text message arrived at home: “He tied me up, sprinkled with petrol and wants to set me on fire”: he said the message. He had tried to call his son, but he was not answering and at that point he took the car and ran to Cornuda.
And arrived in the street of the building he found an deployment of carabinieri and firefighters. The young man often went to that apartment on the second floor, almost in the center of Cornuda. Neighbors often saw him bring shopping to the 63-year-old, in short, he took care of him, he was known by the young man’s family which evidently helped him when he needed it.
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“In winter we had also saved his life – the father still says – he had caught a virus, when we arrived he had the infusion disconnected and he was really sick and so we asked the intervention of the Suem and he had been taken to the hospital”. The man goes back and forth, in a red T-shirt with the emblem of the Veneto on him, tells how much he knows to the carabinieri and he cannot understand what happened. His wife also arrived with him, who then accuses an illness and is assisted in the ambulance that is stationed at the beginning of the road.
What happened inside the apartment only the two know: the 63-year-old and the twenty-year-old, while the neighbors only know that for a few days he felt a strong smell of gasoline. “For three days there was a strong smell of petrol or diesel in the apartment building – says a resident – at the beginning we thought it came from the basement garage, that there had been some leak from a car, and therefore we had closed the basement door that gives on the stairs.
But the smell became every day stronger and so this morning (yesterday for the reader, ed) me and two others tried to see where it came from, before we thought from an apartment, but there was nothing there, then, passing from apartment to apartment, we felt a strong smell coming out of the door of the one where the 63-year-old lives. We knocked, we rang the bell, but there was no response, no voices, no noise could be heard from inside ».
Then everything happened quickly and the area was isolated while the two were being rescued, the carabinieri carried out the surveys and the firefighters, including the NBC core, began to clear the apartment where there was a strong smell of gasoline. “I then only saw the young man, who especially during the coronavirus period came to bring shopping to the 63-year-old, lying on a stretcher while they were taking him to the ambulance – adds the neighbor – but I could not understand what had happened”.