HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI) – According to St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch’s tweet, an undercover officer posing as a pizza delivery man arrested a 21-year-old convicted felon. The tweet says the man was in possession of a loaded gun and drugs. Read the tweet below:
Undercover county detectives delivering pizza last night arrested a 21 yr old convicted felon in possession of a loaded firearm and heroin.
— Tim Fitch (@ChiefTimFitch) November 14, 2012
It happened around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday when they went on a delivery to the 1400 block of Attica in Bellefontaine Neighbors. They found a man and a woman sitting in a car waiting outside a home. They were smoking marijuana. Authorities arrested both people and got consent to search the home. Inside, officials say they found a large amount of drugs, $2,000 in cash and weapons.
St. Louis County Police started delivering pizzas for Imo’s after a delivery driver was shot and killed during a robbery in north St. Louis County last week.
St. Louis County Police will not which pizza restaurant the officer was working with, stating crime against drivers is not a restaurant problem, but a issue with all drivers. They are working with several restaurants.
Wednesday, a forum was held to train delivery drivers on how to be better prepared and stay safe. Police politely asked the media to leave the training, so they could talk with the drivers freely.
Charges are expected to be filed against the 21-year-old man later Wednesday.