The Case of the Pizza Pan Peddler

By: Robin Beal Email
By: Robin Beal Email

ARDMORE, Okla. -- What could be every pizza chef's worst nightmare? Walking into the kitchen and firing up the oven only to discover that precious pizza pans have been stolen. It may sound like a half-baked story, but that was the case Thursday morning at an Ardmore Pizza Hut restaurant.

It was 'The Case of the Pilfered Pans.' Someone, somehow, managed to make off with dozens of discs designed to help dish up your favorite pizza pie.

It is hard enough to make the perfect pizza even when you have professional-grade pans, but it is downright impossible when those pans go for walk and don't come back home.

Lucky for the staff of this Pizza Hut, there were other restaurants in town that came to the rescue and loaned them a few extra.

"Someone had stolen several of the baking pans -- the pizza pans. Officers believe they had done this because they're made from aluminum, and aluminum can be sold for scrap. They went to a local recycling yard and were able to locate the pans and identify a suspect. The suspect was one of the employees there. Jody Guinn was subsequently arrested for stealing the pizza pans," Ardmore Police Department Sgt. Ryan Hunnicutt said.

Guinn eventually traded those metal pans for metal bars, a metal sink, and a metal toilet in the plush surroundings of the Carter County Jail.

Guinn apparently had a lengthy criminal history and is presumably now looking for another job.

No word on if Guinn plans to continue his food service career.

Those pans are now back in the kitchen of the restaurant.


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  • by MB Location: Texas on Apr 9, 2008 at 02:39 PM
    This was just so stupid!!!! Did he really think he was going to get away with this?
  • by he Location: he on Apr 9, 2008 at 10:49 AM
    How stupid. Everyone knows that Domino's would have been a much smarter option. Pizza man has a bad case of pizza face doesn't he?
  • by Redneck Woman Location: Sherman on Apr 8, 2008 at 01:41 PM
    Sooo, how many pizza pans have to be traded in to get a tweak of meth? Isn't that the moral of the story?
  • by Fozzy on Apr 8, 2008 at 12:48 PM
    If you are so addicted to cigarettes than you feel that its ok to steal them.. you have some serious problems.
  • by midniteryder Location: Sherman on Apr 7, 2008 at 04:36 PM
    This looks like a candidate for the next episode of "America's Dumbest Criminals". I'm not trying to belittle the crime, but this is funny. But hey, maybe he can make pizzas in prison....he's had plenty of experience.
  • by Sad Sad Sad Location: Sherman on Apr 7, 2008 at 02:06 PM
    Now that's what I want on my crime record...pizza pan thief. Sounds kinky. Don't they do background checks anymore?
  • by HERE Location: GONE on Apr 7, 2008 at 11:50 AM
    I DONT CONDON THIS EITHER BUT THE WAY PRICES ARE GOING UP ON EVERYTHING NO WONDER MORE PEOPLE ARE TURNING INTO DEALING DRUGS AND ROBBING STORES BECAUSE THEY NEED MONEY FOR GAS, CIGERETTES, FOOD ON TABLE AND MISC. THE WORLD IS EATTING ALL OF US ALIVE WE ARE GOING TO LOOSE OUR HOMES TO THIS BIG MESS OF THE UNITED STATES WHERE WE CANT STAND FOR FREEDOM OR PRAY TO GOD IN OUR SCHOOLS ANYMORE THANKS TO THE PRESIDENT, AND GOVERMENT WE ARE NOT THE BLAME THEY ARE OF COURSE THEY GET THE BIG BUCKS WHILE WE STRUGGLE NO MATTER WHAT CLASS YOUR IN
  • by sas Location: kingston on Apr 7, 2008 at 05:08 AM
    I don't condone this, but with the prices of gas and everything else going sky high this is to be expected and more is to come. People beware.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 6, 2008 at 05:12 AM
    They weren't in a junk yard, they were in a recycling yard.... quite different. It's not like they were piled next to dirty diapers and rotten banana peels. (And I'm sure they were washed very well... but who am I to talk, I refuse to eat at Pizza Hut myself!)
  • by Pizza Fan Location: Sherman on Apr 5, 2008 at 03:41 PM
    I guess he saw the commercials for "Pasta Hut".
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