Domino's Pizza Delivery Driver Reportedly Stabs Customer Over Delivery Dispute

| by Brendan Kelly
Michael Charles Parker.Michael Charles Parker.

A Domino’s Pizza delivery driver was arrested after allegedly stabbing a customer during an argument over his order.

According to the Covina Police Department, 31-year-old delivery man Michael Charles Parker was delivering an order to a home at around 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 2 when he got into a dispute with the customer. The customer was reportedly upset about the “extended delay of the pizza delivery,” Covina Police Department Lt. Dave Foster told the Los Angeles Times.

According to KTLA, driver was angered after the customer left him a $3 tip on a $45 bill and attacked him with a knife.

Foster says the 20-year-old customer was stabbed in his wrist and neck. He was transported to the hospital by the Los Angeles County Fire Department in stable condition.

Parker fled the scene, but was contacted at the Domino’s restaurant where he worked. Police arrested the delivery driver at around 1 a.m. He was arrested on one count of assault with a deadly weapon, held on bail of $30,000, which he posted. He was released at about 8 a.m. the next morning, Foster said.

Parker is scheduled for an arraignment on March 21.

The Domino’s branch had no comment on the incident.

Sources: KTLALos Angeles Times / Photo credit: KTLA