Paradise Pizza Sends Robber To Hospital

by The Editors on February 17, 2011

Paradise PizzaThe funniest part of this whole story is that 22-year-old accused robber Thomas Ruth, of La Costa, seems to have formulated a plan. A bad plan, yes. But obviously one that took forethought. And it resulted in him being sent to the hospital.

On Wednesday night (February 16, 2011, according to a story on, Ruth gathered a canister of pepper spray, a BB gun, and a ski mask and decided to use these props to rob Carlsbadistan’s Paradise Pizza at 2564 State St. Things didn’t go well for the bumbling would-be robber.

Employees . . . subdued alleged robber Thomas Ruth after being sprayed with the pepper spray. . . wrestling his weapon away from him, according to Carlsbad police Sgt. Jeff Chapman. . . .They held him until officers arrived and took him to Tri-City Medical Center to treat a head injury he apparently sustained in the scuffle.

Props to Paradise Pizza for handling their business. Show your support. Order a pizza by calling: (760) 729-7492.


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tony February 17, 2011 at 1:19 pm

yes. this is the coolest story ever of a Carlsbad merchant standing up for themselves. Props to the owner Mychal for whoopin on some lil punk who trys to take the easy way out. Show some love and buy some pizza!

Paradisian May 4, 2011 at 3:50 pm

I never get sick of hearing this story, over and over and over again. Mychal is such a bad-ass. hahaha

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