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Teens use insecticide to rob Brandon pizza delivery driver

BRANDON — Two teens robbed a Pizza Hut delivery woman Thursday afternoon with only a can of insecticide, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

Tina McAllister, 42, of Brandon arrived at 1614 Wakefield Drive at 1:43 p.m. to deliver two pizzas, deputies said.

As she crossed the street to approach the house, a 13-year-old boy approached her and put a $1 bill in her hand. When McAllister looked at the dollar, a 16-year-old boy sneaked up on her and sprayed wasp insecticide in her eyes. The assailants snatched the pizzas and took off.

Sheriff's dogs tracked scent to nearby Buckrun Drive. They found the 13-year-old suspect in the area and arrested him. Deputies continued to search and quickly found the 16-year-old boy. McAllister positively identified both young men as her attackers.

Both were charged with robbery with a weapon. The 16-year-old was also charged with violation of probation on a marijuana possession charge. The St. Petersburg Times is not naming the accused robbers because of their ages and the nature of the crime.

McAllister was not seriously injured by the insecticide. She was treated by paramedics, deputies said.

Teens use insecticide to rob Brandon pizza delivery driver 10/07/11 [Last modified: Friday, October 7, 2011 9:45pm]
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