Oct 08, 2014 - 11:30am

Outrage: Robber Serves Pizza Parlor Victims a Slice of Lawsuit Abuse

You’ve already read about the pizza place offering delivery guys over $50,000 a year in North Dakota.

Now, the Faces of Lawsuit Abuse website is highlighting another pizza-pie-in-the-sky cash endeavor. But this time, it involves a lawsuit of over $250,000 and an armed robber.

From USA Today:

Nigel Sykes, who committed armed robbery at a Seasons Pizza restaurant in Delaware, is now attempting to sue the pizzeria, six of its employees and the two arresting officers for a total of over $250,000 after sustaining injuries during his arrest.

After “displaying” a gun, Sykes was handed $140 from the cashier. According to his testimony, while leaving the store he was then tackled by employees. Police arrived on scene to arrest Sykes, apparently using stun guns in the process.  At least one shot was fired during his struggle with the pizzeria’s employees.

Sykes described the actions of the employees and arresting officers as unnecessary, and is now filing a suite from prison where he is sentenced to 15 years.

Although he claimed to have been forced into conducting the robbery; Sykes has now been linked to eight other robberies, resulting in 51 charges, and admits that he is, “not good at making good choices.”

Check out more outrageous lawsuits on http://www.facesoflawsuitabuse.org/ and vote in the poll for this month’s most ridiculous lawsuit. 

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Sheryll Poe is a former senior writer at the U.S. Chamber, who covered public policies affecting businesses including the three "T's" - transportation, trade and taxes.