Fla. Police Seek 'Kidnapped' 6-Foot-Tall Slice of Pizza

By Stephanie Rabiner, Esq. on March 15, 2012 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Police in Polk County, Fla. are currently seeking a 6-foot-tall single slice of pizza. The allegedly kidnapped pizza slice is believed to be wearing pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers and black olives.

The slice was last seen Sunday evening at a local Papa John's Pizza restaurant, where surveillance video showed it being forcibly taken through the front door. Police are also looking for the mastermind behind the operation -- a white male believed to be about 18 years of age.

Authorities are concerned the stolen pizza costume may be in danger.

The kidnapping appears to be the result of serious planning. Surveillance video shows the suspect -- a scrawny male wearing a white shirt and a black tie -- talking to a group of other well-dressed men. As the suspect lingers in the back of the store, his alleged co-conspirators distract the cashier:

No one has seen the stolen pizza costume since it grew legs and left the Papa Johns eatery, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Detectives are urging people to contact them with any information. Tippers may be eligible for a cash reward.

The pizza costume is that important.

The suspects face a number of charges should they be caught. Unfortunately, kidnapping is not one of them. Depending on the monetary value of the stolen pizza costume, they can be charged with misdemeanor or felony theft. Trespassing or criminal mischief charges may also be filed.

But worst of all? If caught, the individuals will have to explain to their friends and families why they were arrested over a stolen pizza costume.

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