Man rams car into bank in Turkey’s south, says he is ‘against monetary system’
ANTALYAA man has rammed his car into a private bank in the southern province of Antalya’s Muratpaşa district, saying he is “against the monetary system.”
Cem Mustafa Demir, 28, was caught as he was about to set the bank vault on fire, Doğan News Agency reported March 3.
“This is a single-handed resistance against the monetary system. I tried to enter the bank. See you in the new banks,” Demir said as he was caught, adding that everyone was indebted to banks.
“Doesn’t everybody owe the banks? Whether it is a bank or anything that circulates money, I’m against the monetary system, because it doesn’t work. The effect of the monetary system on the people bears bad results,” he said.
An unidentified person saw a car crash into the bank at around 4 a.m. on March 3 and thought it was an accident, prompting him to report the incident to the police. Police teams arrived at the scene after a short while and were unable to find the driver of the car.
After hearing voices from the upper floors of the bank, the police went upstairs and saw Demir attempting to set the bank vault on fire.
He was detained and went through a breath test after police found a beer bottle in the bank. His alcohol level was below the legal limit.
A lawsuit was filed against Demir on charges of disobeying a civil servant on duty.
The bank was left to security guards after police finalized its investigations in the scene.