AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) - A pizza prank cost an Amherst business a lot of money and aggravation and resulted in Antonio's Pizza throwing away dozens of pies.
Early Saturday morning, a man walked into Antonio's Pizzeria in Amherst and ordered 148 pizzas... an order that cost nearly $4,000.
He claimed he was with Bob Dylan's crew and was wearing a backstage pass which didn't seem crazy because Bob Dylan had played the Mullins Center in Amherst on Friday night.
He promised a big tip and said he would return in several hours to deliver them to Dylan's crew.
Sean McElligott, the manager of Antonio's, told 22News the man looked like he was in his 40s or 50s. He and his staff were excited about the opportunity so they stayed late to make the pizzas however the customer never returned and never paid.
He said they were forced to give away half of the pizzas to family, friends, and local businesses. The other half had to be thrown away.
"It was a tremendous waste of time, money, food, and effort. Our people were here very late. People who had worked a full shift had to work an extra four hours and got out at about 6 in the morning," said McElligott.
Owner Walter Pacheco told 22News he wishes his staff got a deposit from the man or his phone number before they made the pizzas.
Right now, they are analyzing a security video to try and find the person who pulled this prank.