A Florida man will no longer have the luxury of ordering a pizza for delivery over the phone as a judge has decided he abused the service one too many times.
Randy Riddle has been charged with four counts of harassing phone calls, two counts of first-degree petty theft, and one count of second-degree petty theft for calling pizza shops in Sebastian, Florida too much, according to Uproxx.
In addition to the excessive phone calls, over a period of three weeks, Riddle refused to pay for his orders, directed delivery drivers to fake addresses, and sometimes called restaurants simply to tell them he didn’t like their food.
He used five different phone numbers and various aliases to keep his identity under wraps while carrying out the bizarre stunts, but he was eventually caught and arrested.
He reportedly led businesses to lose about $667 as a result of his irresponsible pranks.
Riddle has been banned from calling or harassing any pizza businesses and if he doesn’t oblige, his bail will be revoked.
Police issued a flyer about Riddle and asked businesses to contact investigators if they’ve been victims of his harassment.
"His purpose is to haggle either over the price of the food or the quality upon delivery," police said.
Riddle’s behavior is indicative of someone who is either very lonely or bored — or both. What may be just a funny joke to him is actually a major setback for these restaurants losing out on money. Furthermore, it’s a total waste of perfectly good pizza!
Ironically, this isn’t the first case in recent months in which someone found themselves behind bars over a pizza-related crime.
A Chicago man faced felony burglary charges for breaking into cars and stealing cash so he can afford to try different types of pizzas from various restaurants throughout the city.
We may find these incidents hilarious, but the pizza industry likely doesn’t.
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