Pizza Stalker Sparks German Police Investigation

The gift of pizza has never before been so unwelcome.

By Ethan L. Johns
February 16, 2018

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We here at Genius Kitchen are certainly not ones to say no when pizza shows up. Because, seriously, is there anything better than surprise pizza? Aside from surprise pepperoni pizza, probably not. But you know what they say about too much of a good thing…

A lawyer in Germany is attempting to press charges after receiving one too many unsolicited pizza deliveries to his office, according to the BBC. We’re not talking five or six crank-call pizzas here; we’re talking bread, sauce and cheese enough for over 100 pies. The problem? Nobody has any idea who is sending them—or why. Mamma mia!

Since January, delivery men have been showing up at his doors with fresh food, only to have Grolle turn them away. It has gotten to the point where he really camembert it any longer. He can no longer get his work done, since his phone is ringing off the hook. The mystery orderer has also gotten craftier and apparently more cultured in taste; pizza deliveries have recently given way to deliveries of Greek food, sushi and currywurst.

The police has opened a stalking investigation concerning the problem, since there is no way for the caller to be profiting off of the deliveries. Instead, the pizzerias are the ones losing money from the refused food.

Some theories include computer error, which could be supported by one morning when Grolle received 15 orders in 27 minutes. Yet a sweep of his computer revealed no issues. It is also possible that the pizzas are being ordered by an unhappy client.

Until the authorities get to the bottom of it all, it looks like all Grolle can do is throw his hands up in the air, screaming, “ricotta be kiddin’ me!” Or whatever the German equivalent of that would be.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns