Florida man ordered to stop calling for pizza delivery

SEBASTIAN, Fla., Aug. 17 (UPI) — A Florida judge banned a man from ordering pizza delivery after he allegedly caused more than $667 in losses with prank calls.

The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office said Randy Riddle, 49, was arrested Aug. 1 on multiple counts of theft and making obscene or harassing phone calls.

Riddle was released after posting $5,500 bail, but a judge ordered him to refrain from calling for pizza delivery as a condition of his release.

“Defendant shall refrain from calling any pizza establishment and/or making any harassing calls or his bond shall be revoked,” a warrant affidavit quoted by TCPalm.com states.

Sebastian police said Riddle made prank phone calls to multiple different area pizzerias from May 30 to June 18. They said his calls, which came from five separate phone numbers and sometimes included using a fake name, led to delivery drivers being sent to vacant or nonexistent addresses to deliver food that was never paid for.

Investigators said the businesses lost at least $667 as a result of the hoax orders.

They said Riddle would also sometimes call the restaurants just to complain about the quality of their food.

Police said Riddle was previously convicted about eight years ago of making harassing phone calls when he lived in Vero Beach, Fla.



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