Pizza customer must have been hoping for a pot pie
May 3, 2005
FARGO, N.D. — It may have seemed like a good idea at the time.
A pizza delivery driver was assaulted after refusing to take marijuana as payment for a pie, police said.
Pizza Patrol driver Atif Yasin said he thinks the man was asleep when he arrived to deliver a medium pizza and 20-ounce soda.
After knocking a few times and calling the customer on his cell phone, Yasin said the man answered the door in his boxers, took the pizza, spent a few minutes looking for money and then offered to pay with marijuana.
The man began to yell when told that wouldn't be accepted, Yasin said. He then pushed the deliveryman and punched him in the face, Yasin said.
The 22-year-old college student said it was the first time he had been assaulted in three years delivering pizza.
Yasin called police, and while waiting for them to arrive he delivered two more orders that were in his car.
The suspect, 21, was arrested early Saturday. He has been released on bond.
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