Suspect Sues Pizzeria He Robbed at Gunpoint for $260K After Workers Tackled Him

July 22 2014
by GSL Staff
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Seriously? Nigel Sykes tried to rob the Seasons Pizza restaurant in Newport, Delaware at gunpoint.

However, it seems that Sykes is a poor armed robber and was tackled by workers at the restaurant who then gave him a sound beating, took his gun and held him until police arrived.

Now, Sykes is trying to get way more than the $140 he was originally about to get away with. He is suing the pizzeria for over a quarter of a million dollars ($260,000 to be exact). According to WFMY,

In his self-written complaint, Sykes admits, “I committed a robbery at Seasons Pizza” on Maryland Ave. on Nov. 30, 2010, just before 8 p.m. He admits he “displayed” a handgun and that an employee —a delivery driver and one of the named defendants — “handed me $140.”

He says he then started to make his way forward in the store when a different employee grabbed him from behind and other employees wrestled the gun from him, with at least one shot being fired during the struggle.

“That is when the assault began,” according to Sykes’ suit. “All of the Season’s Pizza employees participated in punching, kicking and pouring hot soup over my body. I was unarmed and defenseless and had to suffer a brutal beating by all of the employees of Seasons Pizza,” he wrote, adding the beating knocked him unconscious.

Sykes made sure to spread the love around in the lawsuit. He is seeking $20,000 each from six Seasons employees, $20,000 from each of the two arresting officers and $100,000 from Seasons.

Hopefully this one is quickly dismissed by a judge.

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