Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

The skinny

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]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Beach Drive mural is a first for St. Pete's swanky waterfront street


    Mural mania in St. Petersburg is spreading east.

    This mural in progress is on the side of the Smith & Associates building on Beach Drive in St. Petersburg.
  2. On Confederate monuments, the public stands with President Trump


    President Donald Trump came out strongly in opposition to removing Confederate statues from public places, saying it was "sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments."

    Tourists stand near a bronze statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, second from left, that stands inside of Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. [Photo by Mark Wilson | Getty Images]
  3. Venezuelan lawmaker tied to Rubio death threat: ‘We don’t care about you’


    The powerful Venezuelan lawmaker tied to a potential death order against U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio dismissed the notion late Wednesday that he has a personal interest in getting the Florida Republican killed.

    enezuelan Constitutional assembly delegate and Leader of Venezuela's ruling socialist party Diosdado Cabello, left, leaves the General Prosecutors office in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. Cabello is alleging that the husband and close aides of ousted chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega ran a multi million dollar extortion ring.
  4. Top 5 at noon: Times investigation into Tampa Electric deaths; Buckhorn, others donate to move Confederate monument; and more


    Here are the latest headlines and updates on

    Aerial view of the Tampa Electric Big Bend power station. [Sunday, August 13, 2017] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  5. Bucs and Bucks: HBO's Hard Knocks series boosts local businesses


    TAMPA — Men can enjoy yoga, including the most athletic ones. That is the message that the co-founder of Camp Tampa, a fitness studio located in South Tampa, wants to push after a few Tampa Bay Buccaneers players were shown practicing on HBO's television series Hard Knocks.

    Longtime hairstylist, Katie Ellwood styles Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Kwon Alexander's hair last week at New Identities Hair Studio of Tampa Palms. The camera crew follows Kwon Alexander and other Bucs players during the team's training camp for the HBO show "Hard Knocks," a documentary television series about the ups and downs of an NFL training camp. [Courtesy of New Identities Hair Studio]