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Man Suing Pizza Restaurant For $260,000 Because the Employees Beat Him Up When He Tried To Rob Them
Black News ^ | July 24, 2014

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 he’s 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 Season’s 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 shouldn’t 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!


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Food; Local News
KEYWORDS: crime; delaware; pizza; tortreform

1 posted on 07/31/2014 2:13:07 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Next time, kill him.


2 posted on 07/31/2014 2:15:27 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These days, I wouldn’t be surprised if this idiot won.

Shoot. Shovel. Shut-up.


3 posted on 07/31/2014 2:19:57 AM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson is allowing the case to move forward.

I can think of a few choice words for her.
4 posted on 07/31/2014 2:20:55 AM PDT by GirlShortstop (Every person has a duty to seek and serve the truth. Abp Charles J. Chaput, OFMCap)
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To: GirlShortstop

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.


5 posted on 07/31/2014 2:56:06 AM PDT by mazda77 (http://www.rymanshoaf.com)
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To: GirlShortstop
So the crime happened four years ago, and some jailhouse lawyer is only now bringing civil suit? Personally, I'd like to see this go to trial, if I could be on the jury. But I'd get thrown out for LMAO listening to the testimony, and detailed medical reports.

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.

6 posted on 07/31/2014 3:10:51 AM PDT by 300winmag (Whatever CAN go wrong has already happened. We just don't know about it yet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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.


7 posted on 07/31/2014 3:21:27 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (Slavery, genocide, and imperialism aren't exclusively white institutions.)
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To: Truth29

Too bad cops only manage to kill good people.


8 posted on 07/31/2014 3:23:37 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (Slavery, genocide, and imperialism aren't exclusively white institutions.)
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To: GirlShortstop
U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson is allowing the case to move forward.

This is exactly what is wrong with America. Allowing STUPIDITY to move forward!

9 posted on 07/31/2014 3:34:14 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


10 posted on 07/31/2014 3:34:24 AM PDT by BobL
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To: mazda77

—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”.


11 posted on 07/31/2014 3:41:58 AM PDT by BTCM (Death and destruction is the only treaty Muslims comprehend.)
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To: BobL
But if a jury (or the Pizza joint) is TOO STUPID to fight him to the end, they deserve what they get.

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)

12 posted on 07/31/2014 3:52:51 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This perp probably called Jesse Ventura for advice about suing.


13 posted on 07/31/2014 4:02:42 AM PDT by ImNotLying
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To: Politicalkiddo
Too bad cops only manage to kill good people.

And good dogs.
14 posted on 07/31/2014 4:11:59 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Truth is the enemy of our dysfunctional government.)
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To: Politicalkiddo

and family dogs.


15 posted on 07/31/2014 4:15:29 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>>>> 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.


16 posted on 07/31/2014 4:18:07 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can imagine Obama’s statement about his “son”...

“The restaurant employees acted stupidly”


17 posted on 07/31/2014 4:24:38 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Politicalkiddo

And their dogs.


18 posted on 07/31/2014 4:33:01 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Zeppo
The restaurant employees acted stupidly

•RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

Saul Alinsky 'Rules For Radicals'.

19 posted on 07/31/2014 4:48:00 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The guy looks like he can’t even put two coherent sentences together.

He’s lucky they didn’t kill him.


20 posted on 07/31/2014 5:16:43 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: GirlShortstop

This dingbat is a George HW Bush 41 appointee.


21 posted on 07/31/2014 5:34:47 AM PDT by nd76
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To: nd76

The judge, that is; the criminal, we’ll, he’s a lunch bucket Joe Biden voter.


22 posted on 07/31/2014 5:35:57 AM PDT by nd76
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To: nd76

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.


23 posted on 07/31/2014 5:40:34 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Politicalkiddo
Too bad cops only manage to kill good people.

And dogs.

24 posted on 07/31/2014 5:57:12 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just yesterday, local 6ABC news (which covers Newport, DE) ran an investigative report that fed court system was so bogged down, some families waited for 7 or 8 years yet to have their day in court.

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.

25 posted on 07/31/2014 5:59:04 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


26 posted on 07/31/2014 6:44:09 AM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson-appointed by H. W. Bush


27 posted on 07/31/2014 8:36:10 AM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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To: OldNewYork

If he still had his gun or was still a threat, hot soup or coffee is appropriate.


28 posted on 07/31/2014 12:54:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Agreed. If.


29 posted on 07/31/2014 6:00:35 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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