Furious customer stabs plumber to death just because he took a 'three-hour' lunch break
63-year-old Gary Amer's body had been discovered lying next to a boiler which he had been tasked with repairing and his toolkit was found nearby.
The duration of lunch breaks that people take during their work hours depends on the job one has and the place of work. For people who work in offices around the world, this is easy because there is a certain time when lunch is served or maybe you are given a certain amount of time to take a break.
One plumber in the UK, however, was not so lucky when he took a lunch break recently. It has been claimed that he had gone out for a three-hour lunch break and when he went back, he had a big fight with his customer and was subsequently stabbed to death. Sixty-three-year-old Gary Amer had reportedly been found dead with multiple knife wounds to the chest in a home in Walworth, southeast London.
His body had been discovered lying next to a boiler and his toolkit was found nearby. Scotland Yard announced on August 19 night that 67-year-old William Treadwell had been charged with the murder of the elderly plumber. The Sun reported that a neighbor had claimed Amer had been in an argument with Treadwell after he took a three-hour lunch break. It was claimed that he ultimately told Treadwell he would go back and finish his work on August 17.
The authorities had found Amer, who is from Holborn, London, with multiple stab wounds to the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene, next to the boiler that he had been tasked with repairing in Treadwell's home in Walworth, at 2.14 pm on August 17. The authorities arrested Treadwell in Denmark Hill shortly after they found Amer's body.
They have not arrested anyone else in connection with the murder. Treadwell, who is from Madron Street in Southwark, is scheduled to appear at the Camberwell Magistrates' Court on Monday after he had been accused of murdering the 63-year-old plumber.
Janet Jarrett, a neighbor, claimed that Treadwell had apparently been without hot water for a few days before the plumber had been called. Treadwell's 76-year-old sister, Pat, also stays with him in the house but she had not been at home at the time of the incident. She said, "He came to fix the hot water on Thursday but he apparently went off for a three-hour lunch break then said he was coming back on Friday. Apparently, he needed to pick up extra parts."
Jarrett had also said, "She came back to find the flat empty apart from the dead plumber on her kitchen floor. Her brother is a jokey guy, he is never miserable. It’s a terrible shock."