ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Police say a plot to steal a delivery man's pizza brought out a SWAT team in Alaska.
Police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker says a man trying to deliver a pizza order Sunday night was confronted outside a northeast Anchorage home by a man with a gun and a stick. He says three other people attacked him from behind, grabbed the pizza but ran away without taking his money.
Police say the delivery man then followed one of the attackers, a girl, to a home where police arrested her. They say the other suspects then barricaded themselves in the home, prompting authorities to call in a SWAT team that entered the property.
Joseph Nicalaskey and Cesar Alvarez-Jennings, both 19, and two girls were arrested on charges of robbery and assault. The names of the girls were not released.
I hate jerks like these kids. Pizza delivery is a great way for kids to make money, but it's people like these that make it unsafe and worry me about whether or not I will let my kids do it when they get older.
"There is no charge for awesomeness or attractiveness." - Po (Kung Fu Panda)
when I was in college we'd 'steal' people's pizza at night. after midnight it was limited access to the dorm, had to show your ID that said you lived there or be escorted by a resident. So pizza deliver people could only come into the entrance and call whomever had ordered the pizza. It was a large dorm so pretty much any friday or saturday night you could just walk out there and say 'who's is that?' and they'd say the name of whoever ordered it and we'd say 'yep!' and hand them $5 for a $4 pizza. then we'd call the person we stole it from and tell them how good their pizza was.
no pizza deliver people were harmed in the making of this anecdote.
A Papa John's pizza helped police nab a man accused of robbing a deliveryman Sunday night.
John Andrews, 18, of the 500 block of Lowery Street in Pembroke, was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and larceny of a motor vehicle after he was found eating the stolen pizza, said Sgt. John Somerindyke of the Fayetteville Police Department.
About 6:40 p.m., police were called to the 300 block of Milburn Drive in the Loch Lomond neighborhood. That's where they found the employee from Papa John's at 700 S. Reilly Road.
The worker, who was not identified, told officers that when he arrived at the house, two men approached him, saying they had ordered the pizza.
Then, one of the men showed a gun and demanded the employee's money, vehicle and the pizza in it, Somerindyke said.
Police arrived several minutes later and found the vehicle on Perth Drive, which is the next street over, Somerindyke said.
A tracking dog followed the trail and led police to a house one block over on Morley Drive. They found Andrews inside, with a gun, eating the pizza, Somerindyke said.
He was arrested without incident. The second man has not been identified, Somerindyke said.