Florida man turns violent when restaurant employees say there's no free pizza, police say

Posted at 10:38 AM, Aug 17, 2017

A man grabbed a handful of rocks and threw them through a pizza display case after employees at a Florida restaurant told him they did not have any free food, according to an arrest report.


The employees told deputies that James Dennison, 56, of Lake Worth, yelled at a waitress Wednesday at Lake Worth Pizza when she said she couldn’t give him a free slice of pizza.

She told deputies she told him to leave and employees escorted Dennison outside. When they reached the front door, Dennison grabbed a concrete planter and tried to throw it into the business located on South Dixie Highway, the report states.

Another employee said he knocked it out of his hands.

Dennison then threw rocks inside the pizzeria, breaking a pizza display case, according to the report.

Investigators say Dennison threw more rocks, hitting the waitress on her leg. Deputies wrote the waitress had a three-inch scratch on her leg from the rock striking her.

Dennison was arrested in a nearby Checkers parking lot. He is charged with throwing a deadly missile into an occupied dwelling, battery, and criminal mischief.

Dennison is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail on $14,000 bond.

A judge ordered him to not go back to Lake Worth Pizza.