COVINA, Calif. — A Domino’s Pizza delivery man stabbed a customer during an altercation over the food’s late arrival, police said Sunday.
Michael Charles Parker, 31, stabbed the 20-year-old customer around 11:35 p.m. Saturday in the Southern California city, the Covina Police Department said.
The victim was stabbed in the neck and wrist areas during the altercation, which stemmed from the pizza’s late arrival, police told KTLA.
The customer tipped Parker about $3 — the pizza cost about $45 — and the delivery man stayed in the doorway, refusing to leave, Sgt. Gregg Peterson said.
An argument then ensued and escalated into a physical altercation that moved to the home’s driveway.
The victim was then stabbed and transported to a local trauma center. He suffered nonlife-threatening injuries, police said.
Parker was later detained as his place of work and taken into custody for assault with a deadly weapon, police said.
He was held in lieu of $30,000 bail and released, pending his arraignment on March 21.