Pizza de­liv­ery man robbed, pep­per-sprayed

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - DANIELLE EVER­SON de­v­er­son@cov­

A pizza de­liv­ery man re­port­edly was robbed and pep­per-sprayed while de­liv­er­ing piz­zas in Ox­ford Sun­day.

A re­port from the Newton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice said a depu- ty re­sponded to the area of Ox­ford Road around 10:30 p.m. in ref­er­ence to a rob­bery. Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, a de­liv­ery driver for the Pizza Hut at U.S. High­way 278 was de­liv­er­ing piz­zas to a res­i­dence.

Deputy Feli­cia Jef­fer­son said when the 21-year-old pizza de­liv­ery driver ar­rived at the ad­dress, no one came to the door; but she said as he went back to his ve­hi­cle, he no­ticed some­one, come to the porch from the side of the house.

“He went up to give the sub­ject the piz­zas. He looked down at the re­ceipt to give the man the to­tal, when he looked back up the sub­ject pep­per-sprayed him in the face,” Jef­fer­son said.” He went to get help, and then when the deputies re­sponded back to the res­i­dence, it was dis­cov­ered that it was ac­tu­ally a va­cant home.”

Jef­fer­son said the thief took $48 worth of food from the de­liv­ery man.

She said the de­liv­ery man de­scribed the rob­ber as a tall black man.

The case has been turned over to the NCSO Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tions Di­vi­sion for fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion, Jef­fer­son said.

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