Domino's Pizza Managers Charged With Arson In Papa John's Fire

Loyalty to your employer is one thing, but setting a competing business on fire? That’s just taking it a bit too far. Two Domino’s Pizza managers in Florida have been charged with arson after a Papa John’s went up in flames.

Ocala.com reports on the Lake City, Fla. incident, citing police who said they were looking for an ignition device the men claimed they’d made. The blaze started on Oct. 20 in the wee hours of the morning, and was gutted by the time the fire department had it under control.

Investigators ruled it as a case of arson shortly after, and cops set about trying to figure out who would want to char the business. Two men were arrested last week and charged with arson, with one reportedly confessing to starting the fire. Both men worked as managers at different Domino’s locations.

According to police, one man’s motive was that his Domino’s would see an increase in business if the rival Papa John’s was no longer a factor.

Two managers of a Domino’s Pizza restaurant in Lake City have been charged with arson in connection with a fire that gutted a Papa John’s Pizza [Ocala.com]