Irate customer hurls a pizza at a Florida restaurant owner

Posted at 10:04 AM, Mar 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-09 10:05:07-05

DELTONA, Fla.-- A Florida woman has been charged with battery after she is caught on camera throwing a hot pizza.

It happened in the city of Deltona when the woman got upset that her pizza order got messed up.

When the owner of the pizzeria offered to correct the mistake, the irate woman picked up a hot pizza and hurled it at the owner and her son who were working behind the counter.

Cheese and hot toppings briefly burned her arms.

The woman, 61-year-old Leslie Vermilio, took off after the assault but was eventually tracked down and charged with battery.

"Food is supposed to make somebody happy not miserable and I tried to fix the problem.and worst case scenario, I would have made her a new pizza," said pizzeria owner Giuseppine Frigolino.

"I couldn't believe that actually happened after a day of work... it was horrible," Frigolino said.