NEWS OF THE WEIRD: Police nab under-dressed pizza thief, find gun cache in home of angry customer

Oct. 2, 2003

HARRODSBURG, Ky. -- A man is in the Boyle County Detention Center on several charges related to the attempted theft of a pizza from a Pharaoh's Pizza delivery driver.

According to the Advocate Messenger, when the delivery driver arrived, Matthew Mills, 25, took the pizza and told the driver to go to the back door to receive payment and avoid his mean dog.

The delivery driver complied, but waited about 10 minutes before returning to the front door. Mills then allegedly turned off the lights and refused to answer the front door to pay for his order.

When police arrived on the scene, they saw Mills run out the back door dressed only in his underwear.

When police apprehended Mills, he was charged with theft by deception, alcohol intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest.

** In an unrelated delivery crime, Tony Pipitone, owner of Sam's Pizza in Rockton, Ill., said he's lucky to be alive after being shot at during a delivery.

According to the Rockford Register Star, Pipitone and cook Santiago Rivera drove to the house of customer Robert Moye, who called complaining his pizza was more than an hour late. When the pair arrived, Moye and Pipitone exchanged words on Moye's front porch. As Pipitone and Rivera turned to leave, Moye reportedly fired a 9 mm handgun four to five times in the direction of their vehicle.

When police arrived, Moye told them Pipitone shot at him first, but police found no evidence Pipitone shot at Moye.

Upon further inspection of Moye's home, police found a walk-in gun safe. A search warrant was obtained, and officers returned to Moye's home on Oct. 1 to recover loaded weapons in the safe and five rifles under a bed.

According to the report, police later learned Moye had a felony conviction under a different name in 1992, making it illegal for him to possess firearms.

Topics: Crime , Operations Management

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