Skip to comments.Man Suing Pizza Restaurant For $260,000 Because the Employees Beat Him Up When He Tried To Rob Them
Posted on 07/31/2014 2:13:07 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Newport, DE Back in 2010, a man named Nigel Sykes recently tried to rob Seasons Pizza restaurant in Newport, Delaware, but employees tackled him, took his gun, and beat him up. Now he is suing the restaurant for his injuries, and hes doing it from jail.
Now 23-years old, Sykes has just filed a federal civil complaint claiming that the rough treatment was unnecessary. He also says that because of his incurred injuries during the attempted robbery, he wants to be compensated. He also claims in his suit that after employees subdued him, two local police officers improperly used their stun guns on him and denied him access to medical attention.
In his written complaint, Sykes admits committing the robbery and displaying a handgun. He then goes on to explain: All of the Seasons Pizza employees participated in punching, kicking and pouring hot soup over my body. I was unarmed and defenseless and had to suffer a brutal beating by all of the employees of Seasons Pizza.
It is a joke lawsuit, said Newport Police Chief Michael Capriglione. It is sad to see this kind of suit being looked at. The court shouldnt waste the taxpayers money. But U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson is allowing the case to move forward.
Sykes filed his lawsuit from prison where he is serving a 15-year sentence for both robbery and attempted robbery.
He wants to be compensated more than $260,000. He is demanding $20,000 from each of the six restaurant employees, $20,000 from each of the two arresting officers and $100,000 from the restaurant itself.
On a side note, at the time of his arrest back in 2010, police said that Sykes was linked to nearly 10 other robberies including a bank, other pizza restaurants, a couple of fast food restaurants, and at least two convenience stores.
This guy has the nerve!
Next time, kill him.
These days, I wouldn’t be surprised if this idiot won.
Shoot. Shovel. Shut-up.
U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson is allowing the case to move forward.
From my own experience with the civil justice system, it is nothing about right and wrong but in reality it is just a life support system for attorneys. I know this is a broad brush accusation, but I see it all to often.
For the good apples in the bunch, your challenge is none less formidable as the “Good” Muslims to clean up their radicals.
All this ruling accomplished was for each of those people to hire their own attorneys which further goes to my earlier statements. I fell I can justly say; A pox on her.
Improper use of stun guns by police? I'd offer a compromise of two weeks of intensive training of the proper use for the whole department. Can't let that happen improperly again.
The employees should be lauded for a proper response, but reprimanded for forgetting that display of a weapon by the perp requires either instant termination, or a comprehensive beatdown before calling the police to take the report. This POS is useless except as a bad example to his wanna-be peers.
“Back in 2010, a man named Nigel Sykes recently tried to rob Seasons Pizza restaurant in Newport, Delaware”.
Hmm...their definition of “recent” is different than mine.
Too bad cops only manage to kill good people.
This is exactly what is wrong with America. Allowing STUPIDITY to move forward!
He certainly has THE RIGHT to sue, as anyone else does.
But if a jury (or the Pizza joint) is TOO STUPID to fight him to the end, they deserve what they get.
—and yet this is the same occupation of folks we continue to elect by a huge majority. The same legal scum as evidenced by the Jesse Ventura case are in office and on the bench all over our “Obama Nation”.
If it's a juy of his peers (ie black criminal 0bama voters) then they probably will find in his favor. After all he was just getting what whitey owed him for all those years he was a slave. (what? Slavery ended 151 years ago in the usa? Obviously Democrats and the majority of black voters don't know this fact)
This perp probably called Jesse Ventura for advice about suing.
and family dogs.
>>>> On a side note, at the time of his arrest back in 2010, police said that Sykes was linked to nearly 10 other robberies including a bank, other pizza restaurants, a couple of fast food restaurants, and at least two convenience stores.
And none of his other robbery victims had the nerves to beat him up before. Ergo, the one time he got busted, he’s the ‘victim’ here.
I can imagine Obama’s statement about his “son”...
“The restaurant employees acted stupidly”
And their dogs.
RULE 5: Ridicule is mans most potent weapon. There is no defense. Its irrational. Its infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.
Saul Alinsky 'Rules For Radicals'.
The guy looks like he can’t even put two coherent sentences together.
He’s lucky they didn’t kill him.
This dingbat is a George HW Bush 41 appointee.
The judge, that is; the criminal, we’ll, he’s a lunch bucket Joe Biden voter.
The crook Nigel Sykes probably occupies the left side of the “Bell Curve”. His lawyer is a money grubbing police-car chaser, who should be reprimanded by the state Bar.
The pizza joint employees are to be commended for creative use of hot soup.
Does any one know if these cases were brought to the court with regards to filing date, or is it like SOTU that justices can refuse to hear the case? I could swear some hot and/or high profile case(s) jump the queue.
You can beat a gunman into submission - I’ll go along with that. You can’t torture him with hot soup, if what he alleges is correct happened while waiting for police to arrive. Neither can you invite the rest of the crew to put a boot in for the building of team spirit. That being said, he’s lucky he didn’t try this in a place where he was more likely to be shot dead the moment he threatened anyone with a gun.
Plus, it’s not easy being an armed robber named Nigel.
U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson-appointed by H. W. Bush
If he still had his gun or was still a threat, hot soup or coffee is appropriate.
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