Times Bulletin Staff Report

MIDDLE POINT - A bogus pizza order ended up as an attempted assault in Middle Point Tuesday night. According to the Van Wert County Sheriff's Office, a delivery driver working for Marco's Pizza on Elida Rd. in Delphos was the victim of what is possibly an attempted robbery which occurred just after 7 p.m. in the 200 block of Normal St.
According to the incident report, the pizza restaurant received a call from a private number to order a pizza. It was requested to be delivered, but when the driver arrived on Normal St., he discovered that the address given does not exist. He then attempted to call the phone number that was given with the order, however that number turned out to be invalid.

The driver had been sitting in his vehicle with the windows down, trying to call the invalid number. As he started to lay his phone down, someone reached into the vehicle and grabbed the driver's shirt. In response, the driver let go of the clutch and accelerated, leaving the possible assailant behind. He then called 911.

The driver was unable to give a full description since he did not see a face. The only information about the suspect was that he saw a white arm and possibly a dark hoodie.

The Van Wert County Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation into the case.