Published January 28, 2009
A Florida man got a side of assault with his calzone when he was pistol-whipped by a pizzeria owner after complaining about his order, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported.
Richard Finney and his roommate were having a cookout at their Palm Coast home on Friday night but the roommate's 11-year-old daughter didn't like what was on the menu, the News-Journal reported, So the pair ordered her a calzone from Goomba's Pizzeria with no sauce and no feta cheese.
But when they discovered that the calzone had both, they went back to the pizzeria to complain, and that's when it got ugly.
According to a police report, security footage from the pizzeria shows Joseph Milano, the owner of the restaurant, striking Phinney with a gun. He then jumped over a counter and started to assault Phinney and the roommate.
Milano, 40, was charged with aggravated assault and battery with a deadly weapon and released on bail.
Phinney was taken to a local hospital after the incident with a bloodied head.
"I don't even want to go out to a fast food place now because I don't know what to expect," Phinney told the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.