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State police nab truck driver for hot pizzas

State police nab truck driver for hot pizzas

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GARY, Ind. (AP) -- The pizzas were frozen, but they also were hot.

Indiana State police have arrested a Hammond truck driver after he tried to sell more than 13 tons of Stouffer's frozen pizzas that he was supposed to transport from a Chicago area pizza company to Utah.

After 38-year-year-old Anthony Herbert Lee ran into motor trouble and realized he wouldn't be able to make the delivery, he contacted a salvage company and tried to sell his cargo. The salvage company smelled something wrong, contacted Indiana State Police, and a detective nabbed him yesterday at a Gary truck garage.

It turns out Lee was wanted on a 10-year-old warrant out of Hobart for larceny. He's being held at the Lake County Jail.

The refrigerated trailer has been located and the pizzas recovered.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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