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Pizza with Everything: Cop Poses as Delivery Man, Arrests Three Ohio Teens

It's Not Delivery, It's a Bust!: Three Ohio Teens Order Pizza in Vacant Home, Arrested
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NEW YORK (CBS) Three Ohio teens got more than just an extra large pizza with bacon Saturday night - they got it with everything - after a police officer went undercover as a delivery man, and busted the teens who were suspected of harassing a previous delivery driver, say reports.

Police arrested the teens, who are 15 and 16-years-old, after police found them in a deserted home with a loaded shotgun, according to local station WKYC.

The undercover operation reportedly started after employees at a Marco's Pizza shop took a suspicious order Saturday from a customer whose voice resembled the same person who called in a phony pizza order to a vacant home earlier that week, reports the site.

A worker identified the voice and immediately redialed the phone number from which the order was placed, only to find that the number was disconnected.

"(Suspicious customer) called us three times," Marco's Pizza manager Ben Reppas told the station. "The second time he called he changed his address and gave another bogus (phone) number."

That's when police got involved.

Officer Tom Baracskai disguised himself as a pizza delivery man and decided to take the order into his own hands.

"He cut the bottom of the box open and put his gun it," employee, Beth Beal, told WKYC. "He put his (pizza) hat on and said, 'It's going down.'"

When Baracskai arrived at the vacant home, one of the teens approached him outside and insisted that he go into the home, but instead the officer declined and swiftly called for backup, reports WKYC.

The teens were charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, resisting arrest and obstruction of official business.

"I think it's good," said Marco's Pizza employee Seth Hellard. "There's no telling what they would have done" to the delivery driver.