Demetrius Patterson allegedly shot at Mpls pizza delivery guy because pizza was "too small"

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Deliver this man a sizable pizza... or else.
Sure, delivery pizza can sometimes leave a customer feeling disgruntled, but this is ridiculous.

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Demetrius Patterson, a 26-year-old Chicago resident, is in Hennepin County Jail after allegedly shooting at a 45-year-old pizza delivery guy who delivered him a pie he deemed "too small."

The incident took place last Friday night just after 11 p.m. on the 2100 block of Russell Avenue North.

From WCCO:
[The driver] said [Patterson] claimed the pizza was too small. The delivery guy brought the pizza back to his car, but as he was walking, he said the man came out of his home and started firing shots at him...

The pizza delivery guy said he was able to flee in his car and was not injured. He then called police.

Police located Patterson in the apartment of his girlfriend and placed him under arrest. They also located shell casings and a handgun in the apartment.
First of all, since when is the delivery guy responsible for the size of the pizza? If it were too cold, that'd be another story, but still, dismissing the guy without tipping would've been a much, much better way to go.

Patterson has been charged with one count of assault and one weapons-related charge, and he may still be charged with felony assault. He's due in court tomorrow afternoon.

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davec169
davec169

I don't think we need a ban on guns, assault weapons or otherwise. A real solution that would cause a dramatic drop in crimes of this type would be a ban on black people. Yes, white people act stupid and shoot up stuff too but not near as often. Get rid of blacks and you'd see a drop in gun related crimes by at least 90%. 

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

What was the exact "weapons-related charge"? Was the firearm illegal, is he on parole and not allowed to own one? 

BTW a ban on Assault weapons would not have prevented this crime

Rick White
Rick White

Good call marc, because as soon as they're illegal, no one will have them, just like crack!

Marc Spencer
Marc Spencer

by all means, let's not do anything about gun control

lund519
lund519

I am usually pissed off at racist comments as well, but I think Chey is on to something here.  There is a level of ignorance in urban areas that is equal to rural trailer trash - anti-gay crimes because this 'macho culture' that believes in getting girls pregnant and then beating them up and then bolting 500 miles into other directions so he doesn't have to pay for his own kid; people who arrive in DROVES from Chicago to Minneapolis (not anymore - since Minneapolis has no more housing, all these three-strike felons are now headed for DULUTH - you should see what the West End of Duluth looks like now).  It is not racist to be concerned about the quality of people arriving from other places with NO intentions of ever working or contributing to the neighborhood they're living in because they do not come with those intentions.  There is a predator element that comes with many new arrivals - where's my free county services, where's my free ticket to Duluth, where's my free apartment at one of the many highrises (that used to be reserved for seniors 62 or over who had worked their whole lives)...if that's racist to be angry about that, then so be it.  I've had it with black/latino homophobic sons of b!tches who call us slurs while they do nothing, screw anything with tits and blonde hair, use up all county and state services in a county and state they have lived a grand total of maybe a month in, while our children may or may not have a safe park to play in this summer.  Yea - that's wrong.  Stop using this whole 'tsk, tsk; that's racist' - what the hell is this, 1983?  Bad choices and behavior see no colors, and spare me the civil rights bullshit.  Try growing up gay and watching everyone around you enjoy rights that you know damn well you'll never live to see yourself and then get back to me on being treated with equality and fairness.  

Jessica Phillips
Jessica Phillips

don't try to find any logical reasoning on this one, you'll hurt your head.

keny1
keny1

He shoots at the guy and he is only initially charged with non-felony assault? Is the MPD really that stupid?

keny1
keny1

It looks like we will have to ban pizza delivery.

Kyle Amundson
Kyle Amundson

As any NRA member will tell you, this guy could have just as easily quickly built a bomb or attacked this guy with a weed whacker. Just kidding, I have no problem with this patriotic pizza lover exercising his First Amendment rights, in fact there should be another amendment that mentions capping a motherfucker for bringing you a smallish pizza because I'm reasonably sure this is the kind of scenario the founding fathers had in mind when they drafted the constitution. I would also like to see legislation that makes it mandatory for pizza guys to carry assault rifles so that this kind of tragedy can be averted in the future.

A1batross
A1batross

Wow, two for two with racist comments from Tyrone and CheyCab. Cause everyone knows white people never do stupid, lethal things with guns. Like setting their house on fire and then shooting and killing firefighters...

Mitch Kersten
Mitch Kersten

you missed the most important part of the story. Where did he order from?

City Pages Minneapolis
City Pages Minneapolis

Hi Steve, We can't message you directly, but if you send along an email to tcraine (at) citypages (dot) com, we can get back to you soon.

Mark Rivard
Mark Rivard

Too bad the driver didn't have his own gun so he could be a 2nd Amendment hero! (Sarcasm)

Michael Flowers
Michael Flowers

This guys an old jerk. I've seen his face many times before. Eventually he'll be killed, or wear orange for good.

CheyCab
CheyCab

@citypages And people wonder why cabs and pizza are hard to come by in the hood...

Alice Gray Marks
Alice Gray Marks

Enormously glad to hear the driver was at least not hurt!

Peter Farnsworth
Peter Farnsworth

Oh when he puts it that way...... Release that man (sarcasm)

Joe Strom
Joe Strom

How about locking up psychos like this for good.

Nichole Kmett
Nichole Kmett

How about you make your own pizza then you piece of shit.

anthonasty
anthonasty

@Tyrone You know what I love about people like you? The fact that you'd never dare to say it in public. Look at how courageous you are on the keyboard in your mom's basement. Fucking coward racists. Scared little whiteboy

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