What a saucy mess.
Two New Jersey police officers have been suspended without pay after roughhousing a Domino's manager because their pizza didn’t get delivered on time.
On March 28, Jersey City Police Officers Rodney Clark and Courtney Solomon placed an online complaint to the Communipaw Avenue Domino’s location over a delivery issue, The Jersey Journal reports. According to the outlet, the officers marched into the restaurant in uniform, and one pushed manager Mena Kirolos up against a wall — an altercation Kirolos claims was sparked because of a missed pizza delivery that evening.
Kirolos told NBC 4 that when the driver arrived to deliver the order, his calls were not answered by Clark and Solomon. Shortly after, one of the officers called Kirolos, upset over the missed order.
“He said he was coming to my store, so I waited 10, 15 minutes, no one showed up,” he said.
Soon after, the pair marched into the pizza chain in uniform, pushed manager Kirolos up against a wall, and questioned why their pizza had not been delivered, according to video footage recorded by Domino’s employees.
Kirolos claims that one of the officers told him “I’ll lock you up,” as the footage shows the manager holding his hands up, saying, “Please do it!”
“I am trying to have a conversation with you,” the calmer of the two police officers states while trying to separate the men, suggesting that the three of them go outside to “have a friendly conversation.” Initially refusing, the manager joins the two officers as they walk out of the Domino’s to convene outside.
“(I was thinking) What can I do?,” Kirolos recalled. “He’s a police officer. I can’t do anything back.”
"We confront customers every day who fight with us, but he's using his police powers," Domino’s employee and witness Marina Elsamina told the Journal of the altercation. She added that Kirolos later called 911 and the officers left.
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez further confirmed to the Journal that both Clark and Solomon are being charged with disorderly conduct, harassment and making terroristic threats. Both officers, who joined the force in 2015, are now due to appear in court regarding the charges on April 10.
"The prosecutor's office will fully investigate the allegations against these officers and prosecute in accordance with the law to ensure that justice is served," Suarez said. "Officers who abuse their power and break the law must be held accountable for their actions."
For his part, Kirolos is already moving forward.
“I don’t like being cursed at, being touched. I only demanded an apology,” he said. “That’s it.”
The Jersey City Police Department and Domino’s did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.