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Apr 4, 2012 02:15 PM

Maroli Restaurant owner charged after scuffle with alleged thief

Police lay assault charges against man who claims he was defending his business

You can read about it here:

Polapady was charged with assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon and administering a noxious substance, (he threw spices at the thief'). Just goes to show you, spices have to be cooked with food and served on a plate, not thrown at someone who is stealing your property.

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  1. I was just reading this article and found it really sad.

    I used to get takeout from his previous tiny shop in the Davisville area, and now that I've left Toronto I miss his tarka dal and amazing rotis.

    Hope this all clears up for him. Poor guy.

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    1. re: looosia

      so his own surveillance camera gets him arrested? why even bother trying?

    2. This is very upsetting. I've enjoyed Maroli for several years, and the owner is the sweetest, loveliest person. Will be dining there next week to show him my support. "Administering a noxious substance" - WTFF?!

      1. I saw this on the news yesterday and felt so badly. Naveen and his wife are lovely people. The video footage of this thief repeatedly going after their property is so distressing. I appreciate that it's a fine line when you take the law into your own hands but Naveen is not the culprit here. I haven't been to Maroli in a while but this is a good reminder to make a return visit.

        1. I was wondering what happened as I saw a clip on an multicultural tv news station but I didn't know what happened because of the language barrier (just saw the sign from the restaurant and a clip of them fighting). I did understand though the lawyer who said that Harper called him to offer his support.