The competition for customers got hotter than a pizza over when two managers of a Florida Domino's were arrested for arson after burning down a neighboring Papa John's Pizza in Lake City, FL.
Cops say Sean Everett Davidson, 23, eventually admitted to starting the blaze which gutted their rivals, in a bid to boost profits at his own pizza parlour.
So along with Brian David Sullivan, 22, made an ignition with an eight inch clock with a 9-volt battery and black gunpowder and set the fire about 3am last Tuesday.
After using the device at their target, they threw it out the window of their car as they drove away from the scene.
Police Captain John Blanchard told the Lake City Reporter Domino’s officials have been very cooperative with investigators and there is no reason to believe the owner of the Domino’s had prior knowledge of the fire, Blanchard said.
However, the two suspects told others of their plan, according to Blanchard, and that led to their arrests.
He added: “After the fire some people got nervous and we got some tips."
Both have now been charged with arson.