Garlic knots with cheese spark pizzeria brawl

Garlic knots covered in cheese fueled a fight at a Flagler County, Florida, pizzeria that led to the arrest of four people Feb. 19, authorities said.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, deputies say Jessica Conti, 25, “became verbally argumentative” after she asked for a refund on knots that came with cheese she did not want. Conti was offended by the way the cashier placed the money on the counter.

Three men joined Conti at Palm Coast Pizza and began to cause damage. Deputies say the men entered the restaurant and pushed the pizzeria’s register and fax machine to the ground before turning their attention to the kitchen.

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In the kitchen, the group threw boxes and food, causing less than $1,000 in damage.

They were able to get away before police arrived, but were eventually identified and arrested at a home northwest of the pizzeria.

Jessica Conti, 23-year-old Vincent Conti, 32-year-old Shawn Cody and 26-year-old Hereem Jones were arrested and charged with criminal mischief and burglary. Jones also faces a marijuana possession charge.

All four were taken to Flagler County Jail.

Read the Orlando Sentinel for more information.

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