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Police: Fla. pizza workers burned down rival store
WRKO News ^ | 10/29/11 | Ocala Star Banner

Posted on 10/29/2011 5:11:23 PM PDT by raccoonradio

Edited on 10/29/2011 5:33:50 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

LAKE CITY, Fla. (AP) The battle for pizza supremacy has taken a wrong turn in Florida.

Two managers of a Domino's Pizza restaurant in Lake City, in north-central Florida, have been charged with burning down a rival Papa John's location. The motive? Police say one of the men admitted that he believed with his competitor out of the way, more pizza lovers would flock to his restaurant.


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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: arson; dominos; florida; floriduh; lakecity; pizza
They promise they can burn down a rival store in 30 minutes or less.

"Imagine life without...pizza" --Herman Cain, to the tune of a John Lennon song

1 posted on 10/29/2011 5:11:28 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: riri

Funny, they both suck equally as much.


2 posted on 10/29/2011 5:12:58 PM PDT by riri
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To: raccoonradio

http://www.ocala.com/article/20111029/articles/111029658?p=1&tc=pg


3 posted on 10/29/2011 5:13:21 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Pizza Wars?!


4 posted on 10/29/2011 5:14:13 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: raccoonradio

That’s brilliant. In the clinker, it’ll be fun to explain to Bubba what you’re in for.


5 posted on 10/29/2011 5:15:31 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: raccoonradio
Wouldn't it be easier to just go after non-customers with a more effective advertising program? "Buy Dominos Pizza or we'll burn your house down!"
6 posted on 10/29/2011 5:15:54 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: raccoonradio

Big mistake. They should have burned down the Chinese take-out places. /s


7 posted on 10/29/2011 5:16:08 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: raccoonradio

8 posted on 10/29/2011 5:16:58 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Dominoes = processed & frozen

Papa John’s = fresh

I have a friend who is a pizza nut. She told me this.


9 posted on 10/29/2011 5:17:22 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: isthisnickcool

Good to know; I haven’t ordered from Domino’s in years. Here in MA there are chains like Pizz. Uno, Papa Gino’s, Bertucci’s, Pizza Hut etc. but in most cases the pizza isn’t spectacular. But there are local guys who can do a good
job (like one place I go to that makes great pizza and
sells PBR drafts for $1/16 oz. Great place to watch football!)

(Pickled Onion/Beverly)


10 posted on 10/29/2011 5:20:16 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

“pizza workers burned down rival store”

Nice how they didn’t bring the corporate image into it. I wonder how much that cost dominos


11 posted on 10/29/2011 5:21:46 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: raccoonradio

Good thing for them that they didn’t mess with the Godfather’s pizza. They’d be sleeping with the fishes.


12 posted on 10/29/2011 5:22:46 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: raccoonradio

Were these 2 mindless arsonists just young, frustrated marxists destroying their competitors instead of a smart, creative solution for more business? Just wondering...


13 posted on 10/29/2011 5:25:10 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: raccoonradio; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...
They promise they can burn down a rival store in 30 minutes or less.
LOLOL!
14 posted on 10/29/2011 5:25:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Rocky
Good thing for them that they didn’t mess with the Godfather’s pizza. They’d be sleeping with the fishes.

LOL. Excellent point.
15 posted on 10/29/2011 5:26:11 PM PDT by microgood
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To: raccoonradio

They could have pitched tents and ‘Occupied Papa Johns’ and spouted the corporate greed moniker. Works every time.....;)
no snow in Fl either....


16 posted on 10/29/2011 5:28:27 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: raccoonradio

Do The Right Thing.


17 posted on 10/29/2011 5:29:13 PM PDT by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: raccoonradio

Well, OK, there’s the twenty years in the slammer for arson thing, but other than that it was a pretty sound business plan. I mean, who doesn’t look at a burning building with people screaming and sirens shrieking and fire engines lighting up the block with flashing red lights and NOT think “Wow. I feel like a pizza right now.”


18 posted on 10/29/2011 5:30:07 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

And as part of their prison punishment the only food they are allowed to eat is burnt pizza topped with crispy anchovies.


19 posted on 10/29/2011 5:34:17 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: tflabo

I’d be interested in the results of an IQ test or two.


20 posted on 10/29/2011 5:38:20 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: raccoonradio
At least they were working, not at some OW[fill in the blank] gathering.

/sarc?


21 posted on 10/29/2011 5:43:55 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; one box left.)
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To: windcliff; stylecouncilor

Floriduh pizza ping


22 posted on 10/29/2011 5:48:16 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: tflabo

DOMINO’s pizza should be punishment enough!


23 posted on 10/29/2011 5:48:31 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: trumandogz
That was a great movie. Was that ‘wookie’ or Mookie? Oh yeah, wookie is at 16 penn ave. and Mookie is not.

I'll take PapaJohns over Dominos any day.

24 posted on 10/29/2011 5:55:05 PM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar)
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To: isthisnickcool

Cheech´s Pizza in Los Feliz. Hmm-hmm.


25 posted on 10/29/2011 5:55:38 PM PDT by onedoug (lf)
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To: isthisnickcool

shes wrong. I worked at a dominos. Nothing came in frozen.

Processed? ya. Frozen. No.


26 posted on 10/29/2011 6:04:22 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Rocky
The real "Godfather" of pizza... Pizza the Hutt [Dom DeLuise] with his henchman Vinny.


27 posted on 10/29/2011 6:09:55 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: Third Person

I remember that! And if you’re not careful, PIZZA is gonna send out for YOU! (Spaceballs)


28 posted on 10/29/2011 6:43:02 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

3rd world status, here we come!


29 posted on 10/29/2011 6:45:50 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: raccoonradio

Hopefully the cartoons I posted came out. If not:

http://www.offthemark.com/cartoons/2008-11-13.gif

http://www.offthemarkcartoons.com/cartoons/2005-12-28.gif


30 posted on 10/29/2011 6:46:38 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Neither of them served pizza.

Also, wasn’t that George Harrison?


31 posted on 10/29/2011 6:46:53 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: KarlInOhio

We makka U pizza U no canna refuse...


32 posted on 10/29/2011 6:48:33 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: raccoonradio
So was Domino's able to increase their market share after the Papa John's was burned to the ground? How come the media never follows up the story?

Anyway, even though I like Herman Cain for president, can't say I'm a big fan of his Godfather's Pizza or any other of the big pizza chains like Pizza the Hut, Papa Ginos, Papa Johns and Little Caesars. I don't mind a slice from Sbarro's (the mall pizza) every now and then but even that is not my favorite.

Best chain pizza in my opinion is the Sporkie from Bertuccis.

33 posted on 10/29/2011 7:02:52 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: SamAdams76

Papa Murphy’s take-and-bake is very good.


34 posted on 10/29/2011 7:15:21 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SamAdams76

I like the Sporkie from Bertucci’s myself. Like their salad.

Papa Gino’s does have their own similar-to-the-sporkie pizza
now (and also a nice Greek salad but they need a smaller size.
Need to have it as side salad not meal sized)

Pizzeria Uno is OK, and I like all you can eat soup specials
but with a beer or two it can be pricey. Best to do the
two-for-you lunch special (all you can eat soup)
Never got to try Godfather’s.

Once Brad Park of the Bruins owned a couple Little Caesar’s franchises. One was nr Salem Hospital. I walk in and there
he is, in person, behind the counter talking to someone
(and yes a pic of him was on the wall). I didn’t say anything or ask for an autograph but, hey, there he was.


35 posted on 10/29/2011 7:26:18 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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36 posted on 10/29/2011 8:59:01 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: raccoonradio

ooh, boss, you’re delicious!


37 posted on 10/29/2011 9:13:57 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: raccoonradio

Reminds me of the wedding chappel wars in Vegas.
Taking out the opposition.


39 posted on 10/30/2011 5:24:50 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (FUBO ( Real conservative or go fish))
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To: SeaHawkFan

Ditto on the Papa Murphy. With coupon-large pizza=$6. Can’t beat that. Pineapple/Canadian Bacon is my fav.


40 posted on 10/30/2011 7:15:11 AM PDT by donozark (Sam Walton:"It was paper when we started, and it's paper afterwards.")
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To: donozark

Papa Murphy’s Chicago stuffed pizza with extra cheese and sauce is my favorite.


41 posted on 10/30/2011 7:36:15 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Billthedrill
I mean, who doesn’t look at a burning building with people screaming and sirens shrieking and fire engines lighting up the block with flashing red lights and NOT think “Wow. I feel like a pizza right now"

I'd be more inclined to think of roasting marshmallows and hot dogs on a stick.................

42 posted on 10/30/2011 8:52:57 AM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always. Allegiance to a party, never!)
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