African migrant Bismark B. has already been arrested 107 times by German police, but never received any punishment, tabloid B.Z. Berlin reports.
Due to the police’s inability the 59-year-old Ghanaian was allowed to run free again and again. This changed last year, as he became very violent.
The man stole food numerous times from a supermarket, employee Martina K. says:
"The man was a regular guest… He came 3 or 4 times a week for years and stole food.
"He ignored house bans, claimed he owned the business. He could take what he wanted. The choice of the accused always fell on the more expensive brand articles. He then recorded everything in a book he had brought with him."
Meanwhile criminal proceedings against the criminal failed multiple times due to psychological diagnoses like paranoid schizophrenia.
But last year Bismark B. became violent. "He suddenly kicked me in the chest with his foot. Had not a customer stood behind me, I would've been beaten. He threatened to kill her," the female supermarket employee says.
Fortunately the woman was helped by her colleague. "I just wanted to kick him out as always. There I saw the knife … He has never been so aggressive," colleague Andreas H. says.
But after his arrest the migrant was released again. Yet his latest arrest led to a serious case as he threatened to kill a drug store employee with a meat cleaver.
Last Tuesday the case against Bismark B. started and it's to be decided if he belongs in a psychiatric clinic for being a danger to society.