Serving up justice: Rapid City police officer delivers pizza after arrest
RAPID CITY, S.D. — All Shareece Tatum of Rapid City wanted was her pizza to be delivered Friday afternoon. She didn’t expect the delivery driver to be arrested en route.
The delivery driver, whose name has not been released, was in the middle of the food service delivery when Officer Brandon Thompson spotted the known felony warrant subject and pulled him over.
After the arrest was made and the car was towed, Officer Thompson and his K9 partner tracked down the intended recipient of the interrupted delivery and made sure they still got their food. Officer Thompson contacted Tatum after seeing her name on the boxes, confirmed her address and delivered the pizza to her.
Tatum recounted the event in a Facebook post saying the order was late and they watched the tracker as the driver drove around everywhere and then stopped for a long time. She said she was in the middle of writing a complaint to DoorDash when Officer Thompson called her.
The Rapid City Police Department has offered to have fresh pizzas delivered to Shareece to make up for the late delivery.