Psych evaluation ordered for rat-carrying pizza shop owner

    The Upper Darby pizza shop owner accused of planting mice in the shops of two nearby owners was arraigned this morning in court.

    Nickolas Galiatsatos arrived in court sans shoes, wearing a T-shirt with an expletive on it, the Delaware County Times reports. Galiatsatos was carrying several bullets at the time of his arrest, and told police officers he had a gun in his shop.

    Judge Michael G. Cullen has ordered a psychiatric evaluation for Galiatsatos, and Galiatsatos must surrender any weapons he has. He’s charged with cruelty to animals, criminal mischief, harassment and disorderly conduct, and was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

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