"He claims he's going through all these personal issues, his wife died, he's raising a child by himself and business is not going good," Upper Darby Police Superintendent Mike Chitwood said.
They believe it led the 48-year-old owner of Bella Pizzeria to sabotage two rival pizza shops with mice.
The owner of Uncle Nick's Harry Saritsoglu says Galiatsatos went over the line.
"You know there's a line you don't cross and he crossed it," Saritsoglu said.
He says Galiatsatos walked in yesterday afternoon, created some small talk, then before leaving dropped a bag in his trash.can.
"I thought that's weird, so I went to the trash to see what he threw out. Mice," Saritsoglu said.
A few minutes before walking into Uncle Nick's, investigators say Galiatsatos walked into Verona Pizza across the street and asked to use the bathroom.
Owner Fanis Facas heard a series of bangs.
"After he left, I checked the bathroom and I saw footprints on the toilet seat. I opened up the drop ceiling and that's where I found the bag of mice," Facas said.
Facas alerted two cops eating inside.
When Galiatsatos walked out of Uncle Nick's, they placed him under arrest.
A disheveled Galiatsatos had no comment as he left court this morning.
"It's bizarre, I think someone said Upper Darby has crime that has panache," Chitwood said.
Galiatsatos is charged with criminal mischief, harassment, and cruelty to animals.
The judge has ordered him to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.