Two accused pizza thieves may have cheesed up their plans to make lots of dough by attempting to sell some of the stolen pies to on-duty police officers.
Eighty frozen pizzas were stolen Sunday from a warehouse in Gambell, Alaska. The purloined pies had an estimated street value of more than $1,100, or about $13.75 per pizza, Alaska State Troopers told Alaska Dispatch News.
Investigators didn't have to work too hard finding the culprits.
Two suspects, John Koozaata, 29, and Lewis Oozeva, 21, allegedly called the Gambell Police Department offering to sell some pizzas to the cops on duty, according to KTUU TV.
Koozaata and Oozeva allegedly admitted eating five of the stolen pizzas. The other 75 have been recovered, KTVA.com reports.
Koozaata and Oozeva were arrested and each charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree theft. They are currently in custody at the Anvil Mountain Correctional Center, according to the Associated Press.