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Following a pizza robbery in Memphis, Tennessee, one of the robbers got short-shrift when the goods were split. Tony Hamer and another as-yet unidentified man held up a Dominos pizza guy and told him to hand over his money and the pizza he was delivering.
The man gave up $20, his cell phone, and the pie. Hamer confessed to planning the crime along with his mystery associate and to acting as a lookout during the robbery.
His share of the profits? Three slices of pizza. That's not even half a pie.
Looks like crime didn't pay for Hamer but he could still face the full punishment.
If Hamer had only admitted to helping plan the crime, he would still face charges as an accomplice to robbery.
Being an accomplice doesn't mean a lesser penalty. In many states accomplices are charged with the same crime as the person who took part. They can face the same potential sentence even though they did not take as active a role in the crime.
Hamer also admitted to acting as a lookout and according to the pizza delivery man, he was there during the robbery. That makes is more likely he'll be charged as a principle for his more-active role in the crime.
Robbery is a theft crime but it's more serious than most other thefts. By definition it involves force or a threat of force. That came about when Hamer's co-pizza thief threatened to shoot the pizza guy if he didn't give up his cash.
If convicted Hamer could face up to 15 years in prison. Those better have been three delicious slices because it's even worse if all he got was some mediocre pizza.
As for the other guy, the one who allegedly came out of the pizza robbery with $20, a cell phone, and five slices of pizza? Memphis police have not yet identified him, according to WREG. But it may only be a matter of time before Hamer turns him in. If he's going to jail that guy owes him at least ten bucks.