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Doing a good deed costs Farmington pizza delivery driver $140

A pizza delivery driver was just trying to do a nice thing, but wound up having $140 stolen from his car in the process.

The theft happened in the late evening hours of Jan. 24 when, according to Farmington police detective sergeant Lee Hollatz, a couple at Carbone’s was too intoxicated to drive home. A bartender asked the pizza delivery man to give the couple a ride.

The delivery man agreed to take the intoxicated man and woman to their home. On the way there, one of the passengers took the $140 from the driver’s money envelope before exiting the vehicle. The driver did not notice the theft until after the couple was gone.

“It’s one of those sad things that happen,” Hollatz said. “The pizza delivery kid was just trying to be a Good Samaritan and these two took advantage of him.”

Hollatz said police think they know the identity of at least one of the two individuals, and police expect to make an arrest soon.

Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and served as the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 

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