Hungry robbers make death threat over pizzas
The trail of pizza was clear. The freshly baked American favorite stretched from the scene of the crime to Glenwood Way, but police could find no sign of the robbers.
A J&J Pizza delivery woman related the pizza robbery to South Lake Tahoe police Monday night. The 41-year-old South Lake Tahoe woman reported that she was delivering two pizzas and an order of buffalo wings to the Rodeway Inn at 3520 U.S. Highway 50 around 11 p.m. When she arrived she was flagged down in the parking lot by a male, aged 18 to 20, and asked to drive to the back of the inn, where his mother would pay for the order, police said.
When she drove around back the male was knocking on a storage room door, supposedly waiting for his mother to answer.
The male asked her if she could make change for a $100 bill and then started to threaten her. The woman told police that the male said he would kill her if she didn’t give him the pizza. She refused.
The male opened the driver’s side door and grabbed the pizzas. The driver starting hitting the male with the door and he ran east onto Fawn Way, leaving the buffalo wings.
The woman said another male in his teens or early 20s popped up from behind a storage bin and followed the first. The driver followed them from Fawn Way to Glenwood Way and then called neighbors for help.
When police arrived they were unable to locate the suspects. Officers only found the trail of pizza and a shirt.
Both suspects were described as wearing plaid shirts, one had baggy blue jeans, the other was wearing white pants.
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