Andrew Tate arrested in Romania in connection to human trafficking and rape allegations
Andrew Tate inadvertently tipped off Romanian authorities of his presence in Romania with his response video to Greta Thunberg.
Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan are reported to have been arrested in Romania in connection to human trafficking and rape allegations.
As reported, Romanian prosecutors asked a Bucharest court on Friday to extend the detention of Andrew Tate by 30 days.
Tate, a former professional kickboxer, and his brother Tristan were detained on Thursday for an initial 24 hours alongside two Romanian suspects, prosecutors from the anti-organized crime unit said in a statement after raiding their properties in Bucharest.
“Anti-organised crime prosecutors have notified the rights and liberties judge with the Bucharest Court with a proposal to remand the four suspects for 30 days,” the prosecutors said on Friday.
On Wednesday, the world saw Andrew Tate embroiled in a high-profile Twitter spat with teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg.
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The incident earned him much derision from internet users.
However, it was the pizza box featured in Tate’s video that led the Romanian authorities to track him in the country.
Authorities used his video, which displayed pizza boxes from a nearby company called Jerry’s Pizza prominently, as evidence that he was in Romania.
And within 24 hours of sending his video to Thunberg, Tate was detained.
Responding to the development, Thunberg on Friday in a tweet said, “This is what happens when you don’t recycle your pizza boxes.”
this is what happens when you don’t recycle your pizza boxes
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) December 30, 2022
Social media users are having a ball along with Thunberg at the moment.
Jerry’s Pizza business will be booming
— Queen ♡ (@QUEENP0P) December 30, 2022
You took 33 cars off the road with one tweet. Respect.
— Helen Kennedy 🌻 (@HelenKennedy) December 30, 2022
Bravo @GretaThunberg. Bravo. https://t.co/H4mmuwTW91
— Dean Johnson (@activrightbrain) December 30, 2022
Grateful for @GretaThunberg – 2022 has been brutal, but at least it ends with a badass young woman advocate putting a predator in his place. https://t.co/VSSUnozCj0
— Nili Kaplan-Myrth MD PhD (@nilikm) December 30, 2022
Following the controversial influencer’s arrest hashtag #PizzaTate started trending on the Twitter timeline.
Thank you, GRETA (both) for making #PizzaTate a reality.#EndHumanTrafficking pic.twitter.com/1gAgK46zDm
— JAKE (@USMC_Liberal) December 30, 2022
Romanian authorities needed proof that Andrew Tate was in the country so they reportedly used his social media posts. His ridiculous video yesterday featured a pizza from a Romanian pizza chain, Jerry's Pizza, confirming he was in the country.
This is absolutely epic. pic.twitter.com/kyz4pqegkJ
— Alejandra Caraballo (@Esqueer_) December 29, 2022