Today’s Dumbass: Man Shoots Fellow Diner For Complaining About Pizza Delay

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Americans seem to be developing some kind of violent pathology with restaurant wait times. Yesterday we told you about a guy who allegedly burned a Denny’s Christmas tree, causing $150,000 in damage, because his check took “several minutes” to arrive. And now, police say a Florida man has shot another for bellyaching about how long it takes to cook a pizza.

A Little Ceaser’s thin-crust veggie pie is supposed to be on your plate within 10 minutes, but 49-year-old Randall White had waited double that. So he complained to the staff. A fellow customer, 52-year-old Michael Jock, told him to shut up. An argument with shoving ensued. That’s when Jock–who clearly values patience–withdrew a .38 Taurus Ultralight Special Revolver and (non-fatally) shot White in the torso. Twice.

Jock, who had a permit for the gun, told police that he was defending himself under Florida’s controversial “stand your ground” law, but they arrested him anyway because “it did not reach a level where deadly force was required,” a spokesman said.

White is recovering, although a bullet fragment remains lodged in his back. Jock posted his $20,000 bond, so–if your next pizza order is running a little late–just let it slide.

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