Police: Man Attacked Over Missing Garlic


VERO BEACH, Fla.,  (UPI) —  Authorities in Florida said a man accused of attacking a pizza delivery driver said he punched the other man because he forgot the garlic knots.

The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office said the driver called 911 Aug. 19 and reported he had been punched in the face by Vero Beach customer Robert Wheeler, 48, because he hadn’t brought garlic knots with Wheeler’s order, TCPalm.com reported Thursday.

The driver said Wheeler then told him to “give that to the person working on the phone back at the restaurant.”

Deputies said Wheeler, who has the words “Fat Boy” tattooed on his arms, admitted to punching the driver in the face.

Wheeler was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor battery.

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