It's never a good idea to fill out an employment application with your correct
name and address if you plan on robbing the place, but that's exactly what police
in Las Vegas say a 23-year-old man did.
Police say Alejandro Martinez of Las Vegas entered Papa Murphy's pizza parlor,
ordered a pizza, and asked for an application for employment--and then began
filling it out, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Police say the suspect
then showed a gun and demanded money from the cashier, who gave him $200. But
when the suspect was leaving, he left behind the application, which included
his name and address, according to authorities.
An attorney representing Martinez contends his client is innocent, saying a
witness was unable to identify Martinez as the robber, and the prosecutor never
introduced the application during a preliminary hearing.
"The actual identity (of the suspect) is still in dispute," Deputy
Public Defender James Ruggeroli tells the newspaper.
The partially filled out application is not what led employees to arrest Martinez,
the newspaper notes. Police say a witness wrote down the license plate of the
getaway car the witness said the robber had used, and that information eventually
led them to the home of Martinez. The police discovered the application when
they returned to the restaurant to investigate further, according to the newspaper.
Authorities charged Martinez with burglary and robbery with the use of a deadly