Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Cell phone links Pasco high school student to pizza robberies

HOLIDAY — Two weeks ago on a Saturday night, Papa John's delivery man Terry Wolfe got into his Dodge pickup truck with two pizzas, a box of breadsticks and a 2-liter Coca Cola and headed to 3824 Edgemont Drive.

When Wolfe, 60, arrived at the house, it was dark and seemingly vacant. As he approached the front door and knocked, he sensed a shadow behind him.

A man wielding a tire iron demanded Wolfe give him "all the money."

"Are you kidding me?" Wolfe asked the man, according to a Pasco sheriff's deputy.

The man waved the tire iron until Wolfe handed him $40. Wolfe was not hurt.

On Sept. 22, about five days later, Rebecca Newcomer wasn't so lucky, the Sheriff's Office reported. The 32-year-old Pizza Hut delivery woman arrived at 4212 Grayton Drive in New Port Richey with two pizzas in hand.

She knocked on the front door — no response. Newcomer called the customer's number. He said he was on his way home.

As she started walking away from the house, a man attacked her and struck her on the head with an unknown hard object. She fell to the ground, bleeding profusely.

The man took $65, walked away and then returned for the pizzas.

Deputies interviewed Newcomer at Community Hospital where doctors stitched a wound in her head about five inches long. She supplied a description of her attacker.

On Monday, deputies arrested Malik Jamal Anderson, 17, at Anclote High School where he is a student, according to the report.

Sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll said deputies found Anderson by tracking his cell phone, which he had used to order the pizzas. The deputies then went to his neighborhood and asked residents if they knew a man who matched the description.

Anderson admitted the robberies after his arrest, the report said. He was taken to the juvenile detention center and charged with armed robbery and aggravated battery.

Jacqueline Baylon can be reached at or (727) 869-6247.

Cell phone links Pasco high school student to pizza robberies 09/27/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 8:08pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Rowdies shut out at Pittsburgh


    PITTSBURGH — The Rowdies lost their first USL game in nearly a month, 1-0 to Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

  2. Trump reveals that he didn't record Comey after all


    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared Thursday he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI director James Comey, ending a monthlong guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet more controversy.

    President Donald Trump said Thursday that he didn’t record his conversations with James Comey.
  3. Lightning fans, don't get attached to your first-round draft picks

    Lightning Strikes

    CHICAGO — When Lightning GM Steve Yzerman announces his first-round pick tonight in the amateur draft at No. 14, he'll invite the prospect onto the stage for the once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity.

    Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jonathan Drouin (27) eludes  Montreal Canadiens left wing Phillip Danault (24) during the second period of Wednesday???‚??„?s (12/28/16) game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Montreal Canadiens at the Amalie Arena in Tampa.
  4. Investigation Discovery TV show profiles 2011 Landy Martinez murder case


    The murder of a St. Petersburg man will be featured this week on a new true crime series Murder Calls on Investigation Discovery.

    Jose Adame sits in a Pinellas County courtroom during his 2016 trial and conviction for first-degree murder. Adame was convicted of first-degree murder last year for torturing and then executing his boyfriend as he pleaded for his life in 2011. Now it will be featured in a new true crime series Murder Calls on Investigation Discovery. The episode will air on June 26 at 9 p.m. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times]
  5. Uhuru mayoral candidate Jesse Nevel protests exclusion from debate


    ST. PETERSBURG — Jesse Nevel, the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement candidate for mayor, on Thursday demanded that he be allowed to participate in a July 25 televised debate between incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman and challenger Rick Baker.

    Mayoral candidate Jesse Nevel holds a news conference outside the headquarters of the Tampa Bay Times on Thursday to protest his exclusion from the mayoral debate. Nevel is a member of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement.