Why a Judge Banned This Man From Ordering Pizza

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Randy Riddle has abused his pizza delivery rights, and now a judge has taken them away from him.

The 49-year-old man from Sebastian, Florida has been ordered by a judge not to call pizza restaurants in his area requesting delivery. According to the TC Palm, he has been harassing local establishments and has since been charged with four counts of harassing phone calls, two counts of first degree petty theft, and one count of second degree petty theft.

According to Sebastian police, he called numerous pizza restaurants within a three week period between May 30 and June 18 with the purpose “to haggle either over the price of the food or the quality upon delivery.” He would order food and refuse to pay, send delivery drivers to incorrect locations, and call simply to criticize their food. The restaurants lost nearly $700 by preparing food that he didn’t end up paying for. Riddle also called the Sebastian police, Sebastian City Hall, and the state Department of Health to complain about the dining establishments.

He was taken into custody at the Indian River County Jail on August 1 and has since posted bail, which was set at $5,500. As his warrant affidavit states, “Defendant shall refrain from calling any pizza establishments and/or making any harassing calls or his bond shall be revoked.”

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