News 12 at 6 o'clock, October 11, 2007
AUGUSTA, Ga. --- Someone's always on the phone at the Domino's Pizza on Washington Road and this call was no different. The caller wanted a pizza delivered to Madison on the Green Apartments, on River Ridge Road.
"This guy sounded legitimate. Knew which coupon he wanted to use, knew what he wanted on his pizzas, knew all of that until, I asked him his name and he didn't know how to spell his name. That was the first clue," Domino's Pizza General Manager, Roy Estabrook said.
After that, the caller was very insistent about knowing how long it was going to take for the pizza to be delivered.
"Just the way he was acting. Very confident about what he wanted and I just got a really bad feeling about it," Estabrook said.
He waited a few minutes, and called the number back. That number was unavailable. Then, Estabrook called the apartment complex to see if anyone lived in that apartment. He also called AT&T and found out that number didn't even exist. Finally, he called the Richmond County Sheriffs Office.
"Deputies went to that location on River Ridge Road and in checking the area, they found the gentleman hiding in the corner of the patio of a vacant apartment where the pizza was suppose to be delivered," Sgt. Calvin Chew said.
Investigators said the man had a black t-shirt wrapped around his face, and said he tried to run from deputies throwing a hand gun from his waist band.
"We were able to apprehend him and he was eventually charged with criminal attempt armed robbery as well as possession of a firearm by a convicted felon," Sgt. Chew said.
21-year-old Bryce Morris is in the Richmond County Jail.
"It's just pizza. You know what I'm saying? It's a ten dollar pizza and at the most 20 dollars in the drivers pocket, so they're getting nothing except for getting the chance to go to a nice little 4 x 6 cell," Estabrook said.