Police say the delivery driver claiming to have been robbed shortly after dropping a pizza off at a Summerville apartment complex Tuesday night was lying.
According to Summerville Police Captain Jon Rogers, investigators determined the driver for Famulari's Pizza, 19-year-old Michael Nicewonger, lied when he told them he was robbed at gunpoint on Marymeade Drive near Angus Lane around 9:30 p.m.
He will be charged with filing a false report on a later date, Rogers added.
Nicewonger told police he had just dropped off a pizza at an apartment in The Tradition at Summerville when he noticed a light brown Chevrolet Trailblazer was following him.
As Nicewonger approached Angus Lane, he said a dark sedan suddenly pulled out in front of him and stopped. Suddenly, the driver of the Trailblazer got out and walked up to the driver's car armed with a silver pistol, he said.
Nicewonger said the suspect yelled "give me your money (expletive)" and pulled him from the vehicle. The driver said he gave the suspect $52.67, and then all suspects fled the scene towards Berlin G. Meyers Parkway.
The delivery driver described his attacker as a black male standing approximately 5'9" and weighing about 220 pounds. He was wearing brown corduroy pants and a black hooded sweatshirt.
The suspect also had "an extremely large and funny-looking nose," according to the victim, who also mentioned the Trailblazer had a very dark window tint.
We spoke with employees at Famulari's Pizza, who said Nicewonger has been fired.