A Domino’s pizza delivery driver, who arrived 90 minutes late, in California allegedly stabbed a customer after they got into an argument over the amount of the tip.
The incident occurred in Covina, which is about 22 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley area.
“The pizza was one and a half hours late,” police said,” and an altercation ensued over the delivery time,” NBC News Los Angeles reported.
Fortunately the victim avoided serious harm — and not in any way to minimize the dreadful nature of the alleged wrongdoing — but could this incident give an alternative meaning to the old saying, “revenge is a dish best served cold”?
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) January 5, 2016
Earlier in the 1980s, Domino’s guaranteed a 30-minute delivery or the customer would get free pizza. The franchise dropped that guarantee in the 1990s after several personal injury lawsuits about car accidents involving Domino’s drivers.
“When ordering a pizza, hungry customers generally expect that their food will be delivered hot, intact, and within a reasonable time frame. But apparently those expectations proved too much for a delivery driver in Covina, Calif. over the weekend,” Eater observed.
The customer in question, age 20, reportedly tipped the driver just $3 on a $45 order, which is only about seven percent.
The Domino’s driver allegedly refused to leave the doorway in the incident that occurred late last Saturday evening.
“An argument then ensued, and escalated into a physical altercation that moved to the home’s driveway. The victim was then stabbed and transported to a local trauma center. He suffered non-life threatening injuries,” KTLA, Channel 5, explained.
Cops arrested the driver at the Domino’s store at about 1 a.m. on Sunday where he had returned after the confrontation with the unhappy customer and charged him with suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. He was released from jail later that morning after posting $30,000 bail, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Domino’s has a no-weapons policy.