Romanian police had been waiting for evidence to arrest Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan Tate. Recently, a video posted on Twitter by Andrew Tate himself featuring a pizza box has become their undoing.
Authorities needed proof that he was in Romania before they could arrest him on suspicion of human trafficking, r*pe, and forming an organized crime group. They were arrested for allegedly abducting two girls in the country.
Tate, 36, was involved in an online feud with climate activist Greta Thunberg, 17, taunting her with his 33 cars, detailing their make and design. After Thunberg schooled him, he responded with a video where he was smoking a cigar, and a pizza box was brought to him, while he was addressing Greta, saying he won't recycle.
The pizza box featured the name of the popular Romanian pizza chain 'Jerry's Pizza,' which was enough evidence for the local authorities to raid his house and arrest him. The turn of events sparked several reactions from netizens.
Alejandra Caraballo, a clinical instructor at the Harvard Law Cyberlaw Clinic, expressed her joy on Twitter, detailing the events and calling them "epic." The tweet read:
"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."
Andrew Tate's arrest in Romania celebrated by netizens
Romanian police said they were unaware that Tate and his brother were in the country. After a video that targeted Greta Thunberg and her ecological activism went online, the police found all the proof they needed to make the arrests.
Netizens have been sharing their joy over the news and are pleasantly surprised at the hilarity of the events.
Greta Thunberg and Andrew Tate debacle explained
On December 27, Tate sent a message to the environmentalist, listing some of the cars he owns to bait Thunberg into speaking about the effects it will have on the environment. He also wrote down the specifications of what he owns and asked her to provide him with an email id so he could send her the list.
His tweet read:
"Hello @GretaThunberg. I have 33 cars. My Bugatti has a w16 8.0L quad turbo. My TWO Ferrari 812 competizione have 6.5L v12s. This is just the start. Please provide your email address so I can send a complete list of my car collection and their respective enormous emissions."
His tweet went viral, but it wasn't until Thunberg's response schooled him. Greta's now-iconic tweet provided him with the needed email id, but it was not real. The email id she provided him with was smalld*[email protected]
Andrew Tate replied by saying,
"how dare you"
He followed that up with a video that eventually led to his and his brother's arrest in Romania on alleged trafficking charges.