Pizza Delivery Man Pistol-Whipped In Winona

WINONA, Minn. (WCCO) — Two men and two juveniles in Winona are accused of calling for pizzas to be delivered, pistol-whipping the pizza delivery guy and robbing him of his wallet.

According to charges filed in Winona County District Court, the incident happened early the morning of Sept. 5.

A Domino’s Pizza received an order just after midnight from someone claiming to be “Rico” for three thin-crust pizzas — one pepperoni, one sausage and one Hawaiian.

The caller asked for the pizzas to be delivered to an address on High Forest Street.

Within an hour, police responded to report of a burglary and discovered the pizza delivery guy, unnamed in the criminal complaint, dazed and confused near Mark and Zumbro streets. He was also bleeding from the ear.

The criminal complaint says he had suffered “an obvious concussion.”

The delivery man said he had been attacked by three people wearing masks. He told officers he couldn’t remember arriving at work and couldn’t say where he’d made deliveries earlier. There were slips in the car that led officers to the various delivery locations, one of which they found blood droplets and the delivery man’s cap.

They traced the phone call back to a residence on Mankato Avenue. The two named defendants, 21-year-old Derek Frederick Banitt and 19-year-old Romeo Lee Bautista, both live at the residence.

Police found a .40-caliber handgun there.

After interviews, police officers determined that the two, along with two juvenile males, plotted to rob the delivery man after sending him to a nearby residence. They took both the delivery man’s wallet but also the pizzas.

Banitt and Bautista have been arrested and are scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 15.

Comments

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  1. Jeff Jensen says:

    “They took both the delivery man’s wallet but also the pizzas.” Nice to see “CCO takes the time to double check the grammar they use….pretty pathetic!

    1. Realist says:

      Who cares about the Grammar….btw, you forgot the hyphen the “double-check” portion of your rant.

      why does ‘CCO couble check the idiots that comment on this site, like Jeff Jensen for instance. HAHAHAHA

      1. markH says:

        Who cares about the Grammar….btw,

        I care about grammar-which is not capitalized. I also care about the vulgar use of acronyms (btw) when the phrase “by the way” isn’t to wordy. Peace.

        1. em0886 says:

          Way to go then on your proper use of the word “to”, shouldn’t it have been “too”? Just wondering?!

  2. ME says:

    I love how this story includes the types of pizzas that were ordered, really dotting their I’s and crossing their T’s

  3. Kevin says:

    21-year-old Derek Frederick Banitt and 19-year-old Romeo Lee Bautista………Wow….diversity has moved right on in to Winona…….But what kind of dumb arse robs a pizza guy for a pizza and change? Cleanse the gene pool….

    1. fred says:

      don`t forget……they used there own address to order the pizza…LOL …..talk about to stupid to steal….way to stupid to work.

  4. Uncle Rico says:

    “A Domino’s Pizza received an order just after midnight from someone claiming to be “Rico” for three thin-crust pizzas — one pepperoni, one sausage and one Hawaiian.” It was me yo, me n the dawgs was hungry homes. Whatchu know about dat.

  5. Jake says:

    HOW would this state ever survive without WINONA???

  6. Snarky reader says:

    “They took both the delivery man’s wallet but also the pizzas.”

    For $5/article, I would be glad to edit for you guys. It is a small price to pay to seem like you graduated from high school.

  7. Mark H says:

    Winona now has Coons huh? Interesting.

    1. tom says:

      it’s called UN Agenda 21, look it up.

  8. Pizza guide says:

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