ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - An Orlando-area man is out of jail on bond after police charged him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Investigators say Hector Emanuel Pereira Santiago, 24, threatened a pizza delivery guy with a gun over the temperature of his food.
Broadway Pizza in east Orlando has been in business for 25 years. Early Tuesday morning they experienced a first when one of their drivers tried making a delivery. "They gave us the wrong address so we called the guy and tried to verify his address," said Ken French, Broadway Pizza's general manager.
According to the arrest report, Pereira Santiago gave the business a different address to deliver the pizza to. When the driver showed up minutes later, investigators say the suspect grabbed it out of the warming bag, told he driver it wasn't warm enough and ordered him to take it back.
"At that point in time he had a little back and for the with the driver, he [Pereira Santiago] pulled a gun out to his side and said, 'What did you say?' And the driver said, 'Thank you,' and he said 'That's what I thought you said or I'd put two bullets in the back of your head,'" said French, recalling what his driver had told him. That account matches what's written in Pereira Santiago's arrest affidavit.
According to the report, the deliver driver left and went back to the restaurant. "He was shaken," said French, who's thankful his driver is okay. The crew at Broadway Pizza called 911. French says it was that driver's first night on the job, one the man will likely never forget.