DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — A man and woman punched a fast-food worker and slammed a chair over his head after saying he served them cold pizza at a Papa John's eatery, police and staff said.
The pair was with a larger group inside the pizzeria at 146 Lawrence St. around 7 p.m. on March 6 when they asked the employee to warm up a few slices of pizza, according to police and a store manager who declined to provide his name.
The worker warmed up the food and asked them to pay, but the two refused, saying it was cold, the manager said.
They began to argue when the man punched the worker in the face and the woman picked up a chair and slammed it over his head, police and the manager said.
The 39-year-old victim was taken to Methodist Hospital and treated for pain, swelling and bruising, police said.
No arrests have been made.
Other notable crimes from the 84th Precinct include:
► A pair of men punched a green taxi driver from the backseat before stealing a cellphone and a charger from the cab around 6:01 p.m. on March 7, police said. The driver picked up one of the suspects at Lawrence and Fulton streets and was told to drive to Fulton and Jay streets. A second man got in at Jay Street and punched the driver in the back, before the suspects took the gear and fled northbound on Jay Street.
► A 57-year-old man was arrested for removing a locked bicycle on a bike rack at Warren and Smith streets with a wrench and then swinging the wrench at a police officer who tried to stop him around 1:20 p.m. on March 8. The man tried to run, but police arrested him.