Man arrested after reporting burglary

By Holly Schubert

A Pizza World deliveryman was arrested for unlawful use of a weapon after he chased a man who had stolen four pizzas from him early Tuesday morning, DeKalb Police records stated.

DeKalb police arrested Troy Hetz, 20, 904 Suburban Estates, several hours after he reported the pizza burglary. Hetz told police he was delivering four pizzas to a residence in the 800 block of Russell Road when he was approached by a large white male who asked him if he had four pizzas.

When Hetz said yes, the man hit him on the head and took off running. Police report Hetz said he got a pistol out of his vehicle and pursued the man but was unable to catch him. Hetz then stopped at an apartment and called police to report the burglary.

Hetz said police called him several hours later at his home after he had gone to sleep and asked him if he would come to the police station. Hetz said he was told if he did not come, there would be a warrant put out for his arrest.

Hetz said he went down to the station where he was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and released on a notice to appear in court.

Hetz said that his gun “is registered 100 percent legally,” and that he does not understand his arrest.

“What is the purpose of owning a weapon if you can’t use it to protect yourself? No shots were fired,” Hetz said.

No arrests have been made in connection with the pizza theft, but police still are investigating.