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The skinny: Holdup went without a hitch, but the dough wasn't worth it

That's doh, not dough

After holdup, they grabbed wrong bread

Police in New York City say thieves held up the owners of a pizzeria and then fled with a bag full of dough — the kind that crusts are made of. According to court papers, Salvatore LaRosa and an accomplice followed the owners of Brothers Pizzeria on Staten Island. After donning masks, the papers say, LaRosa and his henchman pointed guns and took a bag they believed held the day's proceeds. But instead, the bag was full of pizza dough. LaRosa was charged with robbery after surrendering to police and was released on $1 million bail on Monday.

Pizza parlor stiffed by fake Dylan rep

A man wearing a Bob Dylan backstage pass who ordered 178 pizzas from a Massachusetts pizza parlor has left the restaurant blowin' in the wind. The man walked into Antonio's in the college town of Amherst shortly after Dylan performed at the University of Massachusetts and ordered $3,900 worth of pies. He said he would return in several hours and deliver them to Dylan's crew. But he never returned and the manager called police. Antonio's owner Walter Pacheco told the Daily Hampshire Gazette his workers had no reason to doubt the man worked with Dylan, but "got taken."

Surgical impasse

Overdue loan puts body parts at risk

A 20-year-old German woman who treated herself to silicone implants with a loan from her then boyfriend now fears her assets could be repossessed, Bild reported Wednesday. "Anastasia" got $5,865 from the guy for the enhancements, and she had the surgery done. "The condition was that I wouldn't have to pay him back if I stayed with him for a year," she said, but the pair split shortly after she underwent the plastic surgery. Now "Carsten" is threatening to go to the repossessors if he doesn't get his money back soon, she told the newspaper.

Double winner

Shop owner had winning ticket

A shop owner in western Pennsylvania sold himself a winning $1.8 million lottery ticket — and as the seller of the ticket, he'll get an extra $10,000. Ron Rea owns Tobacco World stores in Uniontown and Belle Vernon. He bought the winning ticket for the Nov. 18 Match 6 Lotto drawing at the Belle Vernon store. Rea, 68, said he spends about $20 a day on tickets. The winning ticket was worth $1,782,432. A lottery spokeswoman confirmed Rea's claim to the winning ticket.

Compiled from Times wire services and other sources.

The skinny: Holdup went without a hitch, but the dough wasn't worth it 11/26/10 [Last modified: Friday, November 26, 2010 8:35pm]
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