Former NFL linebacker Napoleon Harris III got more than he bargained for when he delivered a pizza on behalf of his chain restaurant last week.
Harris, who previously played for the Oakland Raiders and Minnesota Vikings from 2002 to 2008 before becoming a state senator and pizza scion, decided to take over the delivery shift for one of his Beggars Pizza franchises, taking a late-night pizza to a Harvey, Illinois house. He thought he was being a nice guy by giving his delivery people the night off, but instead of finding someone wanting to pay for the pizza, he stumbled upon four men in a vacant house ready to jump him.
For whatever reason, these guys thought it was a good idea to continue with their plan upon seeing a 6’3, 250-pound linebacker instead of some tiny punk delivery boy coming up the driveway, and unsurprisingly to all of planet earth, it didn’t end well for them.
While the subsequent fight was four-on-one, the men weren’t able to topple Harris. “They put a chokehold on the senator, but to no avail. They were really trying to choke him to death, and he was just too strong. He out-powered all four of them,” Harris’ spokesperson Sean Howard told CBS Chicago. “As they were all beating on him, one guy just went out of his way and really hit him hard, and Napoleon never moved.” Again we ask, why did these guys think this was a good idea?!
After realizing their attempts to subdue Harris were futile and they were totally screwed, the men stole his wallet and the pizza (never leave a pizza behind…?) and bolted, abandoning their car nearby as the former linebacker trailed them.
And if this story couldn’t get nuts enough, trust us, it does: Police found blood in the perps’ car that tied the four robbers to a homicide in Georgia several days prior. Using evidence at the scene and descriptions from Harris, law enforcement was able to track them down and arrest them for cold-blooded murder.
We should all admit that Harris had the most interesting Tuesday night out of anyone and call it a day. Also, pizza’s on us.