The old “ordering pizza to someone else” prank is something of a classic, but it’s a pretty terrible idea for someone who is already in jail, as one man found out this week when he had five pizzas delivered to the policeman who had just arrested him.
According to The Daily Mail, Michael Harp had already been arrested for shoplifting and public intoxication when he got the bright idea to add impersonating an officer to his list of offenses. He was sitting in a holding cell in Corbin, Ky. on Tuesday when he allegedly realized the police had failed to take his cell phone when they locked him up, so he reportedly called a local Domino’s and ordered five pizzas under the name of Officer Wilson, the policeman who had just arrested him.
When the pizza delivery arrived, it did not take police long to figure out what had happened and confiscate the phone. In addition to seizing the cell phone, police added three new charges to Harp’s record: theft of identity, theft by deception, and impersonating a police officer.
Harp is reportedly maintaining his innocence, and insists that anybody in the holding cell could have been responsible for the pizza prank.
“'I'm wrongfully accused on this here," he said. “There was about 10 people who probably used the phone, so it's hard to say. Like I said, I never heard anyone say a word about Domino's pizzas. Any of it.”