Knoxville police officers were flagged down on May 19 at around 11:50 p.m. outside of the Bread Box on Tazwell Pike. The complainant, an employee of Papa John’s, claimed that a man in a white hoodie had attempted to steal a large pizza in front of a residence on Rochat Road. The victim claimed that upon arriving to deliver the pizza, he was approached from the side of the house by the suspect with his hands in his pockets and his hood over his face. Consequently, the victim reached for his phone to dial 911, causing the suspect to flee.
An employee of the Bread Box informed officers that the suspect had ordered the pizza from a pay phone there and that he had been captured on the store’s video surveillance. Furthermore, officers learned that the owners of the residence on Rochat Road had no clue of what had happened, and no one there matched the suspect’s description. The case is pending further investigation.
The real question is: Who uses a pay phone anymore? The answer: Unabombers, people stranded in airports, and pizza thieves.