Nigel Sykes, who committed armed robbery at a Seasons Pizza restaurant in Delaware, is now attempting to sue the pizzeria, six of its employees and the two arresting officers for a total of over $250,000 after sustaining injuries during his arrest.
After “displaying” a gun, Sykes was handed $140 from the cashier. According to his testimony, while leaving the store he was then tackled by employees. Police arrived on scene to arrest Sykes, apparently using stun guns in the process. At least one shot was fired during his struggle with the pizzeria’s employees.
Sykes described the actions of the employees and arresting officers as unnecessary, and is now filing a suite from prison where he is sentenced to 15 years.
Although he claimed to have been forced into conducting the robbery; Sykes has now been linked to eight other robberies, resulting in 51 charges, and admits that he is, “not good at making good choices.”