When you order a pizza, you usually are expecting a warm, gooey, cheesy dinner at your door in about 45 minutes. What you don’t expect, is being stabbed by the pizza delivery driver.
A Domino’s Pizza customer from West Covina, California was surprised with just that. The pizza delivery man, Michael Charles Parker, 31, of Glendora, California, was arrested on January 2nd under suspicion for assault with a deadly weapon. Parker allegedly stabbed a 20-year-old customer over a late pizza order, according to NBC News.
The victim is alive and suffered injuries to his wrist and neck from the incident, but they were not life threatening. He was moved to a local trauma center after the incident, according to the Covina Police Department.
Michael Charles Parker on January 2nd, 2016
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Police described this crime as “an altercation … over the extended delay of a pizza delivery.”
Parker was released after posting $30,000 bail and will be arraigned on March 21st 2016.
Vice president of communication and public relations at Domino’s, Tim McIntyre, told NBC this was an employee of an independent franchise owner. He also added, “Because this is an ongoing police investigation … we have nothing to offer at this time.”
Next time your pizza is running late, focus on how much you are going to enjoy it when it finally arrives, instead of having an altercation with the delivery driver. You never know what might happen.