A Little Caesars in Tennessee was the victim of an aggravated assault when a man who wanted his hot & ready pepperoni pizza was told he had to wait. It takes about 8-15 minutes to cook a pizza, which is what we’re assuming the issue was. From time to time, Little Caesars will run out of Hot & Ready pizzas in which case they have to fire up more.
Authorities responded to the restaurant just after 9 p.m. on Friday. The suspect was identified as Charles Doty Jr., a 53 year old man who was upset about having to wait for a pizza. Because he had to wait, he demanded a free bread stick order, and then went outside the building to wait. When he came back he had a rifle in hand and was aiming at employees, demanding his pizza immediately.
One employee trying to leave the building was stopped by Doty. He asked them “where in the hell he thought he as going.” A woman in line gave him her pizza in an attempt to get him to go away. Former employee Kimberleigh Murrel explained, “We are not always hot and ready! Never listen to that we are not always hot and ready.”
“He comes walking back in and hasn’t pointed at anybody yet. I was taking care of a female customer and she was just getting ready to leave, then he gets the gun. He pointed at me saying where is my d— pizza I want my pizza. Honestly fear and utter disbelief like I was shocked it was over a six dollar pizza.”Kimberleigh Murrel to WVLT
No one was injured.