Police: Domino's Pizza delivery man stabs customer

Pizza Delivery Man Allegedly Stabs Customer

COVINA, CA (KTLA) -- A Domino's Pizza delivery man stabbed a customer in Covina during an altercation over the food's late arrival, police said Sunday.

Michael Charles Parker, 31, stabbed the 20-year-old customer around 11:35 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of Mangrove Avenue, according to a Covina Police Department news release.

The victim was stabbed in the neck and wrist areas during the altercation, which stemmed from the pizza's late arrival, police said.

The customer tipped Parker about $3 — the pizza cost about $45 — and the delivery man stayed in the doorway, refusing to leave, Sgt. Gregg Peterson said.

An argument then ensued, and escalated into a physical altercation that moved to the home's driveway.

The victim was then stabbed and transported to a local trauma center. He suffered non-life threatening injuries, the police news release stated.

Parker was later detained as his place of work and taken into custody for assault with a deadly weapon, police said.

He was held in lieu of $30,000 bail and released, pending his arraignment on March 21.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Covina Police Department Detective Bureau at 626-384-5620, the watch commander at 626-384-5665 or Crime Stoppers 800-222-TIPS (8477), and refer to case No. 16-00192.

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