After Cheesy Garlic Knots Disrespected, Brawl Ensues

Things got out of hand in Florida pizzeria
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2016 12:39 PM CST
After Cheesy Garlic Knots Disrespected, Brawl Ensues
Do these look like they need cheese to you?!   (Shutterstock)

Don't mess with Jessica Conti's garlic knots. That appears to be one of the lessons from an incident that took place in a Florida pizzeria Friday night after a woman apparently took issue with how the staff prepared her dish, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. Per a Flagler County Sheriff's Office report, 25-year-old Conti ordered at Palm Coast Pizza, but when her order was up, she was peeved the knots came coated in cheese, got "verbally argumentative," and demanded her money back—which she received from one of the clerks in what she perceived as a disrespectful way, the Orlando Sentinel notes. Enter Vincent Conti, 23, Hareem Jones, 26, and Shawn Cody, 32, who then allegedly rushed in to help Conti trash the place.

Employees told police the foursome shoved a cash register and fax machine onto the floor, threw food and pizza boxes everywhere, and, in what may have been a final act of rebellion against the cheese, lobbed a glass Parmesan cheese container at a TV, amounting to what workers estimated to be less than $1,000 in damages. The suspects took off afterward, but they apparently were regulars: Witnesses IDed them for cops, who caught up with them at a nearby residence and arrested them all on burglary and criminal mischief charges. Jones got hit with an additional charge of marijuana possession after cops say they found a joint in his pocket during his arrest. (A guy sued a pizzeria he tried to rob.)

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