Comet Ping Pong, in Washington, D.C., was the primary target in the false “Pizzagate” scandal that allegedly linked Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her campaign chairman John Podesta to a child trafficking ring. Now conspiracy theorists have turned their attention to Roberta’s, a renowned Brooklyn pizzeria, and Austin’s East Side Pies.
Employees from Roberta’s, located in the East Williamsburg-Bushwick area of Brooklyn, have received death threats when answering the phone at the popular pizza spot.
On Dec. 1 at 11:15 a.m., a worker answered the phone and was told: “You are going to bleed and be tortured," according to police.
In Austin, East Side Pies has received threats online and even had a delivery truck vandalized.
Noah Polk, co-owner of East Side Pies, initially saw that his restaurant was being linked to “Pizzagate” through a restaurant review and thread on Reddit.
“This is absolutely insane and unfounded and ridiculous,” Polk told the American-Statesman after reading a series of false accusations. “The dots they are trying to connect are so ludicrous. I was not happy about it.”