However, as it turned out, the young lady he saw in the store was a total stranger, which gravely enraged the axe-wielding proposer.
“The hooligan burst into rage when he saw an unfamiliar girl in the store. He started brandishing his axe, demanding that the girl call his beloved one,” police said.
An interesting detail is that the man called himself Joffrey, a reference to the male character Joffrey de Peyrac in the French novel Angélique, the Marquise of the Angels by Anne and Serge Golon.
The police got in touch with the man’s beloved lady only to learn that they had met only once, ten years ago. They exchanged phone numbers and have never seen each other since.
Pavel however has texted her regularly and several weeks ago confessed his love. He was insistent and adamant, the girl said, and threatened to kill her if she refuses him and afterwards kill himself.