Police tell the Daily News that Salvatore LaRosa was charged with robbery.
According to court papers unsealed Monday in Brooklyn Federal Court, on June 30, 2008 LaRosa and an unidentified accomplice followed home the owners of a Staten Island pizzeria.
After donning masks, the papers say, they pointed guns and demanded the men turn over a bag they believed held the day's proceeds.
But instead, the bag was full of pizza dough.
Even though there was no cash in the bag, the robbery victim resisted, and was twice shot in the legs.
After surrendering to police, LaRosa was released on $1 million bail on Monday.
His attorney, James Froccaro, declined to comment.