A Tennessee man is in custody for allegedly pointing a rifle at employees of a pizza store when instructed he needed to wait 10 minutes for his order.

Knox County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Charles Doty Jr., 63, is within the Knox County Jail. Employees on the Cedar Bluff Little Caesars reported Doty Jr. held them at gunpoint with an AK-47 when instructed his pepperoni pie wasn’t “hot-n-ready.”

A Tennessee man is accused of holding employees of a Little Caesars restaurant at gunpoint with an AK-47 after being told it would take 10 minutes to make his pizza.

A Tennessee man is accused of holding employees of a Little Caesars restaurant at gunpoint with an AK-47 after being instructed it might take 10 minutes to make his pizza.
(Knox County Sheriff’s Office)

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Officers responded to the shop round 9 p.m. Nov. 5. Witnesses mentioned the suspect, later recognized as Doty Jr., of Knoxville, turned indignant after being instructed concerning the wait, then demanded free breadsticks, WATE reports. A police report obtained by the station states Doty Jr. then left the shop, and returned with an AK-47 in hand, demanding the pizza instantly.

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Doty Jr. reportedly stopped one employee from leaving the shop, and that worker is seen on surveillance video working to the again room of the shop to name 911. Another buyer ended up giving him her pizza in an try to get him to go away. Police mentioned Doty Jr. took off earlier than they arrived on scene.

Doty Jr. is charged with aggravated assault and particularly aggravated kidnapping, native news studies. His bond is about at $90,000. He is about to seem in courtroom on Monday.