A timeline of Andrew Tate’s arrest in Romania: Greta Thumberg, Twitter, the pizza box...
The social media tyrant has been arrested in Romania after his Twitter argument with Greta Thunberg inadvertedly tippped off his location to the police.
The arrest of Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan have been arrested in Romania. Andrew rose to notoriety with the promulgation of his misogynistic social media presence. It isn’t the first time he has been in hot water with the nation’s police either as his home was raided back in April.
The latest legal problems for Tate seem to be initiated by a Twitter spat with the 19-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg. It was only just over a month since Tate’s Twitter had been restored by new owner Elon Musk.
Tate’s Romanian house is raided by Romanian police for the first time. It was reported by Romanian media that the riad was instigated as an American woman was being held captive. Police found both the American and a Romanian woman in the building during the raid, according to the report.
“No girls were found in my house, and nobody was arrested,” Andrew’s brother Tristan told the Daily Beast.
Tate’s Twitter account is reinstated after Elon Musk issued a blanket amnesty for many banned accounts.
Andrew Tate attempts to taunt Greta Thunberg on Twitter by listing the number of cars he owns and “their respective enormous emissions”.
The former professional kickboxer offered to send the 19-year-old environmental activist a list of his 33 cars if she sent him her email address.
Thunberg replies to Tate’s message, saying: “yes, please do enlighten me. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org”.
In one reply he posts a video of him eating pizza and boasting of not recycling the box. The pizza company, Jerry’s Pizza, is only sold in Romania, allowing police to nail their man.
Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan are arrested by authorities at their villa residence in Romania and taken into custody.
Speaking to the BBC, a spokesperson for the Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) said prosecutors had applied to hold Tate at a “detention centre” for an extra 30 days.