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“I committed a robbery at Seasons Pizza” in Newport, Del., wrote Nigel Sykes, 23. But after he stole $140, his gun was wrestled from him. “That is when the assault began,” he wrote. “All of the Season’s Pizza employees participated in punching, kicking and pouring hot soup over my body. I was unarmed and defenseless and had to suffer a brutal beating by all of the employees of Seasons Pizza.” Sykes’s account comes in a lawsuit against the pizzeria, some employees, and two cops. His first attempt to sue was thrown out of court, but he wrote another complaint, and this time federal judge Sue L. Robinson said he could proceed on some of his claims. Newport Police Chief Michael Capriglione said she was wasting tax money. “It is a joke lawsuit,” he said. (AC/New Castle News-Journal) ...He thinks he shouldn’t have been beaten up? He must be joking.
Original Publication Date: 24 August 2014
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