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Man Shoots At Pizza Delivery Man, Says Pizza Was ‘Too Small’
CBS Minnesota ^ | December 26, 2012

Posted on 12/29/2012 12:12:07 AM PST by nickcarraway

A 26-year-old man has been charged after police say he fired shots at a pizza delivery guy, after the man claimed the pizza he ordered was “too small.”

Officers were called around 11:31 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21 to a residence on the 2100 block of Russell Avenue North. The victim, a 45-year-old man, said he was delivering a pizza to the residence when the customer began arguing with him.

The customer, identified as Demetrius Patterson, of Chicago, IL, said the size of the pizza was too small and demanded the delivery guy give him both of the pizzas he had in his vehicle.

The victim told police he didn’t want to argue, so he began to leave.

The delivery guy brought the pizza back to his car, but as he was walking, he said Patterson came out of the home and started firing shots at him.

The pizza delivery guy said he was able to flee in his car and was not injured. He then called police.

Police located Patterson in the apartment of his girlfriend and placed him under arrest. They also located shell casings and a handgun in the apartment.

Patterson was booked into Hennepin County Jail. He has been charged with second-degree assault.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: banglist; chicago; demetriuspatterson; illinois; minneapolis; minnesota; pizza

1 posted on 12/29/2012 12:12:31 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

This is obviously not a true story. Guns are illegal in Chicago. /sarc


2 posted on 12/29/2012 12:18:23 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: nickcarraway

Poor guy probably had a long, hard day at work and was mildly agitated due to being hungry. I say the shooting is justified. /s


3 posted on 12/29/2012 12:18:57 AM PST by mothball
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To: nickcarraway

Where I live, many pizza places no longer deliver because of jerks like this one. It’s just too dangerous.


4 posted on 12/29/2012 12:22:07 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: nickcarraway
Who in their right mind would annoy a pizza delivery guy then order from the same place again?
5 posted on 12/29/2012 12:31:25 AM PST by this_ol_patriot
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To: nickcarraway

Demetrius


6 posted on 12/29/2012 12:34:36 AM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: nickcarraway; windcliff

Sounds like a Perpbalony pizza to me.


7 posted on 12/29/2012 12:36:11 AM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: fatnotlazy

I was a pizza delivery dude back in jr college. Delivered to gang meetings, swinger parties and the dude who answered was naked, frat parties, etc. People don’t realize that the phone guy who answers for orders has a map of neighborhoods NOT to take orders from aka black neighborhoods.


8 posted on 12/29/2012 12:36:18 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: this_ol_patriot

Two possibilities: 1. Some people like drama. 2. (more likely) It was the only place that delivers to where he lives (Or maybe the others were terrible)


9 posted on 12/29/2012 12:38:43 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The Crazy Years of RAH’s Future History


10 posted on 12/29/2012 12:46:12 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - Rene "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: nickcarraway

thank Heaven BHuseeinO is “giving” us a brand new, redundant multi-Billion dinero consumer protection buraucrappy stuffed full of his campaign supporters to protect us against dangerous undersized pizzas! Soon, this will never happen again....they’ll write up a 1,069 page new Regulation To Assure Piszas Fit Your Appetite and All Will Then Be Well Again In America!


11 posted on 12/29/2012 12:51:13 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: nickcarraway

Well, I was thinking of things that could accidentally happen to the pizza the next time the delivery man gets to deliver to his “annoying” friend.


12 posted on 12/29/2012 1:10:27 AM PST by this_ol_patriot
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To: nickcarraway

Second degree assault?!?

Oh, one of Holder’s People. Never mind; plea bargain it to Disorderly Conduct, time served; NEXT!


13 posted on 12/29/2012 1:54:29 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Oztrich Boy
The Crazy Years of RAH’s Future History

But instead of Nehemiah Scudder, we get Barack Hussein Obama.

14 posted on 12/29/2012 1:57:18 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: nickcarraway

Chicago now starting to export its scum to other cities?


15 posted on 12/29/2012 2:25:15 AM PST by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: nickcarraway

16 posted on 12/29/2012 2:32:07 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: nickcarraway

How do Amish order pizza without a telephone?


17 posted on 12/29/2012 3:29:38 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t blame the guy...It’s not the price that is overwhelming, it the size...
First time I bought a ‘new’, pricier can of 5 oz. Tuna instead of the standard 6 oz., I was wishing I was carrying a gun...Now you gotta buy two cans to make a sandwich...


18 posted on 12/29/2012 3:47:52 AM PST by Iscool
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How do Amish order pizza without a telephone?

Even worse is the Amish pizza delivery business - guaranteed in 3 days or it's free...

19 posted on 12/29/2012 3:49:55 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: max americana

One of our pizza shops tried to refuse delivery to certain neighbors but was called out as racist. So no more deliveries anywhere. Some still deliver, but no longer for free. They blame high fuel costs, but I think it is also because the danger increased their insurance costs.


20 posted on 12/29/2012 3:51:11 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: nickcarraway
After taking fire from the customer who was unhappy with the size of his pizza, the delivery man escaped and evaded back to his car. The pizza driver, a Marine recently back from Afghanistan, called in a fire mission to a Marine Reserve artillery battery of 155mm guns. Six rounds later, the target was neutralized. Police found what was left of Demetrius Patterson and his girlfriend in the rubble. Police officers said it was the worst case of suicide they'd ever seen. Demetrius was unavailable for comment.
21 posted on 12/29/2012 3:52:04 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How do Amish order pizza without a telephone? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Actually, they use their neighbor's phone. I had Amish neighbors for several years - I think they used my phone more than I did. Also kept a freezer in my basement for their deer. On the other hand, got some awesome cabinets in my kitchen and never ran out of fantastic pies.
22 posted on 12/29/2012 3:54:10 AM PST by conservaterian (NOW can we have a conservative candidate?????)
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To: Apparatchik

Chicago, Ft.Wayne, Gary....this has been a problem for years in Minneapolis. They come for the higher benefits.


23 posted on 12/29/2012 4:31:25 AM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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Demetrius just does not sound like a white boy name


24 posted on 12/29/2012 4:49:16 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Fiscal Conservatives are Neither)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Demetrius Patterson: Obliviously a Greek.


25 posted on 12/29/2012 5:00:12 AM PST by Tupelo (I'm an old man and most people hate me, but I don't like them either so that makes it all even.)
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To: trebb

A lot of real Amish have their phones out side of their house in little phone booths they built.

Thats getting less and less with cell phones.


26 posted on 12/29/2012 5:02:07 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: Cowboy Bob
He is from Chicago it happen in Minnesota.
27 posted on 12/29/2012 5:04:05 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: Tupelo

You stole my line. Thanks!


28 posted on 12/29/2012 5:09:52 AM PST by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Took Place in Minneapolis Minnesota, but the guy was from Chicago.

The contagion spreads in such ways.

In my county, the only murder to occur in the last five years (rural community) was by a dude from Chicago coming here.

I think we should build a wall around Cook County, Illinois.


29 posted on 12/29/2012 5:46:17 AM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Tupelo
Demetrius Patterson: Obliviously a Greek.

I doubt he was Greek, only an Italian would get that upset over a pizza.

30 posted on 12/29/2012 6:58:08 AM PST by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: max americana; smoothsailing
Delivered to gang meetings, swinger parties and the dude who answered was naked, frat parties, etc.

Been there, done that.

The things you come across late at night in a small college town...

31 posted on 12/29/2012 7:37:59 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

12-gauge or it’s free.

Regular price, ka-boom, ka-boom, ka-boom, ka-boom.

The Chicago Personal ‘Bam’ Pizza.

Yes, I’ll quit now.

Thanks nickcarraway.


32 posted on 12/29/2012 7:58:01 AM PST by SunkenCiv ("How large is your 16 inch pizza?" a.k.a. how do pizzarias stand us?)
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To: nickcarraway

While shooting the pizza guy probably isn’t the best way to address this issue, Demetrius does have a point. Pizzas are getting smaller, thinner and less meatier and cheesier. Pizza Hut in particular has really gone downhill as far as the product they now offer.


33 posted on 12/29/2012 7:58:54 AM PST by Drew68
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To: I Drive Too Fast

LOL!


34 posted on 12/29/2012 8:00:45 AM PST by SunkenCiv ("How large is your 16 inch pizza?" a.k.a. how do pizzarias stand us?)
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To: martin_fierro

Fox delivery guy just stopped two houses down. He didn’t leave in a hail of bullets, so I guess Fox is still making an acceptable size pizza. :o)

http://www.allmenus.com/pa/washington/295552-foxs-pizza-den/menu/


35 posted on 12/29/2012 9:09:52 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: fatnotlazy

Our phone girls knew what to answer: “oh, that vicinity is under another pizza company. Domino’s, I think. We have different delivery territories and we can’t deliver there.”


36 posted on 12/29/2012 9:24:27 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Cowboy Bob

This is obviously not a true story. Guns are illegal in Chicago. /sarc

They died of something that doesn’t exist in Chicago and that is firearms...


37 posted on 12/29/2012 2:57:43 PM PST by GraceG
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