Pizza Driver in Upstate NY Greeted by Man with a Loaded Gun!
We like our pizza loaded with toppings, perhaps even loaded with cheese - but NOT loaded with bullets!
This could have been a very tragic delivery for a pizza man in Upstate, NY who was just doing his job - and here's what we know so far.
According to a report in the Daily Voice, a Domino's Pizza delivery man was going about his normal routine on Saturday night - delivering pizzas like usual, when he found himself, inexplicably, in a life or death situation.
Saturday night, July 30th, a man was arrested in Ulster County in the town of Saugerties, after allegedly pulling a gun - a loaded Glock - on a pizza delivery man.
That man was Ralph Carpino, age 45, of Saugerties.
Carpino was taken into police custody when Saugerties Police responded to a 911 call on Josephs Drive for a report of a person "who pulled a gun on a Domino’s pizza delivery driver," said Chief Joseph Sinagra, of the Saugerties Police.
Police said 45-year-old Ralph Carpino told the employee he hadn't ordered any pizza at the home on Josephs Drive, and that's when things took a turn for the worse.
Authorities have not explained why it escalated to the point where Carpino grabbed the gun, but according to the Daily Voice, a Glock .40 Cal Semi-Automatic handgun was seized at the scene - and it's believed to be the same gun pointed at the driver.
Chief Joseph Sinagra told reporters that someone from within the Carpino household did, in fact, order the pizza - so he was only doing his job.
Carpino was released on a police appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in the town of Saugerties Justice Court on Wednesday, August 17.