A pizza deliveryman’s report of being robbed at gunpoint while leaving a Summerville apartment complex turned out not to be true, police said.
The 19-year-old deliveryman, Michael Nicewonger, of Rose Lane, told police on Tuesday that he had just finished dropping off a pizza at The Tradition, an apartment complex at 325 Marymeade Drive, and was headed toward Berlin G. Myers Parkway when he noticed a tan Chevrolet Trailblazer pull behind him about 9:30 p.m.
Nicewonger told police that while stopped in traffic, the Trailblazer’s driver stepped out of the vehicle and approached him with a silver pistol in his hand. He reported that the gunman opened the driver’s side door, pulled him out of the vehicle and demanded money.
The deliveryman told police he handed over about $53 before the gunman fled toward Berlin G. Myers Parkway, according to the report.
Summerville Police Capt. Jon Rogers said Nicewonger provided police with a false version of events. Nicewonger will be charged with filing a false report on a later date, Rogers said.
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