Cops: 346-Pound Floridian Punched Pizza Deliveryman "Because He Forgot The Garlic Knots."
A Florida man is facing a criminal rap after allegedly punching a pizza deliveryman in the face “because he forgot the garlic knots,” according to a police report.
Robert Wheeler, 48, was busted last week following the confrontation outside his Vero Beach home. The 346-pound Wheeler, pictured in the adjacent mug shot, was arrested by Indian River County Sheriff’s Office deputies for misdemeanor battery.
The deliveryman, Jonathon Feigen, told investigators that Wheeler struck him below the left eye after he rolled down the window of his vehicle. Feigen, 19, added that, “Wheeler punched him because he forgot the garlic knots.”
The deliveryman, who had “slight redness and swelling below his left eye,” declined medical attention. However, his mother later contacted deputies to say that she was taking her son to a hospital emergency room because he was complaining of "headache and nausea."
When questioned by deputies, Wheeler admitted punching Feigen, but claimed that “the issue was not over forgetting the missing garlic knots with the pizza,” but rather that the pizza place owes him money.
The unemployed Wheeler was booked into the county jail, and later released after posting $500 bond. Sheriff’s records indicate that Wheeler’s tattoo inventory includes ink of a bunny, a reptile, and a skeleton. He also has the word “Fat” on his left arm, and the word “Boy” on his right arm.