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Man attacks church for loud bell-ringing
A Romanian man was arrested after he attacked a church with his axe because the bells were too loud.
Ioan Cozma, 42, from Costisa, Neamt county, demolished the church door, a marble cross and a little chapel. Cozma, who lives near the church, said he had politely asked the priest to take it easy with the bells early in the morning and late at night.
He said: "I spoke to the priest several times asking him not to ring the bells so loud and often. But did he listen? No, they did it louder and louder as if they wanted to make me crazy or something." Mr Cozma faces charges following the incident, reports the Ziarul daily.