Domino’s driver arrested for stabbing customer who was upset pizza was late

(Covina Police)
(Covina Police)
(Covina Police)

A Domino’s pizza delivery driver was arrested late Saturday night and accused of stabbing a customer after the two got into an argument over how long it took for the pizza to arrive, according to police.

Michael Charles Parker, 31, delivered a pizza to a home in Covina at about 11:30 p.m. on Saturday night. According to the cops, the pizza delivery was 90 minutes late.

The customer tipped Parker about $3, on a $45 bill, and Parker refused to leave the doorway,  Sgt. Gregg Peterson told KTLA.  “It appears that the suspect wasn’t happy with the tip that was left,” a Covina police official told ABC Los Angeles.

That led to Parker and the 20-year-old resident of the home getting into an altercation, according to authorities.

Police say they during the argument, Parker stabbed the customer – with the man suffering lacerations to his neck, hands and wrists. Officers said the man’s injuries were serious, but not life-threatening.

The customer was taking to a nearby trauma center and Park was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon at the Domino’s restaurant.