Ai carabinieri who have investigated the violence suffered in recent years, the man offered a chilling story. "The women – he said – always refused me, then I went out of mind. It was the country – he stressed – that made me deviate and then I was with various men ". It is a serial waste accumulator which is then disposed of betweenecological island and his own home. Not for environmental reasons. The reason he collects that waste is a punch in the stomach: "All mine sorrows – he confessed to the carabinieri – which I have accumulated over time have given me this strong bond I have for objects, which I have accumulated and amassed at home over time ".
Away from people, that man has tried to give affection to waste. That waste, in short, was something that mitigated his solitude in addition to giving him the possibility through the accumulation of points for the differentiated to have some extra change to satisfy the continuous money requests of the pack. Dozens of guys that threatened, lo robbed or it persecuted until he offered his money. "For some time now – he has revealed to investigators last June – I suffer continuous requests for money from some local boys I know, about twenty. I'll explain. I am a homosexual and I live alone. I am a person very fragile and therefore these young people take advantage of me. They come to see me from home, even in groups, and they constantly ask me for money ".
They are not exorbitant requests: those young people demand the most 20 euro for each visit, but for him who has a pension of just over 500 euros per month are so many. “Sometimes they asked me for 5 euros, other times 10 euros a week, on a weekly basis. Practically a 40/50 euro a week. Those thugs they knew perfectly when I took it board. In fact, when I was going to pick up at the beginning of the month cash machine they lurked outside the house, played me and entered my house, although I didn't agree and rummaged through my things to look for money, gold or my ATM. In the end, out of fear and to get them out of my way, I gave in to their demands ”.
Sometimes, he said, € 20 a head, "other times up to € 100 for everything in a group that appeared". Also neighbors also confirmed the coming and going of young people humiliated and insulted him until they got money. In short, everyone knew, but no one spoke except when called by the carabinieri. Not even the indignation and the emotional wave of what happened in Stano in nearby Manduria has stirred consciences. Certainly the arrests of Manduria have not frightened the tormentors by Sava: requests for money continued until a few months ago. "The suspects – the judge writes in the order of pre-trial detention – did not always have to explicitly threaten the victim to receive the money, counting not only on easy surrender of the victim, but also on the climate of intimidation by these created, often acting in group and being – moreover – the victim convinced of their belonging (real or presumed) to funderworld maids". For these reasons – added the magistrate – it was “sufficient that the suspects raise their voices or demonstrate a certain number insistence to see their requests for money satisfied ".