Whether it be because of the western heritage that underlies our society, good ole boy chivalry, or this stupid vigilante justice the rednecks are obsessed with nowadays, there’s is something ingrained in Oklahomans that leads them to fight back when they feel like they’ve been wronged. Often times this means taking matters into their own hands, like Mr. Milton Ray Davis allegedly did.
GUTHRIE, Okla. – An angry Domino’s Pizza customer was arrested after he allegedly got the wrong order and took his anger out on an employee.
The customer, identified by police as Milton Ray Davis, was arrested and charged with assault and battery.
It happened around 11 p.m. when the Domino’s manager working at the time, Mike Merkle, got an angry phone call from the disgruntled customer.
“I apologized to him and told him, ‘Hey, I’ll be happy to remake your pizza, no big deal,’” Merkle said. “He started getting belligerent with me and cussing me out.”
Now, being a vegetarian for nearly nine years, I understand the frustration you can experience when someone gets your pizza order wrong. The only thing worse than finding pepperoni slices on your veggie delight pizza is the woe and agony that comes from having to wait another 25-60 minutes for the replacement pie to arrive while your friends eat their fill. But whether it’s out of manners or a panic attack-inducing fear of conflict, I’ve never been one to take my frustration out on the pizza guy through cussing him out, let alone going full Macho Man Randy Savage on the dude.
Davis took his pizza to the store, and security camera footage shows the entire shocking encounter.
“He came in the door, and slammed the pizza down and immediately started yelling, and screaming and going off the deep end,” Merkle said.
Merkle refunded his order, but that wasn’t enough. Davis allegedly demanded more money that he claimed he tipped the driver…
“He just lost what little control he had, came around the corner, threw me in a headlock,” Merkle said. “Slung me around, physically slung me around behind the counter…”
Merkle said he’s dealt with angry customers before but it’s never gotten physical…
“Dude, come on,” he said. “It’s just pizza, man.”
When questioned by the police, Davis allegedly told them, “Sometimes, you just need to take charge.” It makes me wonder how badly the order was screwed up for someone to get that mad. Being that we’re in Oklahoma, I’m just going to assume the delivery driver forgot the 10 cups of ranch dressing.
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