Rock Hill pizza deliverer robbed of food, cash

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comAugust 13, 2013 

— A Papa John’s Pizza employee who was delivering two large pizzas and chicken wings to a Rock Hill home told police a man grabbed him in a choke-hold and stole his money Monday night.

The delivery driver, a Chester County man whose age was unavailable, told police he works at the Papa John’s Pizza restaurant on East Main Street, according to a Rock Hill police report. At about 9:30 p.m., he was sent to a Barber Street home to deliver two large pizzas and an eight-piece chicken wing order placed over the phone.

He pulled his Volkswagen Jetta in the driveway and a man described as 5-foot-9, weighing 150 pounds, wearing a black T-shirt and jeans, and sporting a “possible gap” between his two front teeth grabbed him around the neck and took the food out of his hands, the report states.

The man handed the pizza and wings to a young girl, 11 or 12, and she ran behind the house along with another young girl, the report states. The Papa John’s employee handed his assailant the $10 cash he had on him at the time. The man then ran away.

The driver did not follow, but instead went to the police station to report the incident, the report states. Police found the receipt and phone number that called in the order.

Police called the number, but it went to voicemail, the report states. The voicemail message indicates who the phone belongs to. Police cross-referenced the name with their own database and realized the phone belongs to a 16-year-old boy who police spoke with during a 2010 incident.

Police were unable to find the teen, but are still investigating.

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