Anger over cheese sticks leads to arrest
A man who demanded free pizza when a League City restaurant was out of cheese sticks was arrested after driving to the business and cursing and shouting racial slurs at employees, police said.
The suspect, a 30-year-old Webster man, was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of narcotics paraphernalia, both of which are Class C misdemeanors. Police also issued him a criminal trespass warning.
Police were called to the Pizza Hut at 651 N. Egret Bay Boulevard at 9:20 p.m. Monday after the suspect shouted at the restaurant's employees, Jordan said.
The man told police that he called the restaurant to order cheese sticks for delivery, but was told by an employee that the store was out of the item.
The man demanded a free pizza, which the restaurant declined to do, Jordan said. The suspect then drove to the store and confronted its employees.
When officers arrived at the restaurant, they found the man in the driver's seat of his vehicle in the parking lot with the odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the vehicle, Jordan said.
They searched the vehicle and found a pipe, he said.
The man was released from the League City Jail after paying a combined fine of $424 on Monday night.
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