For Pizza and Chicken Wings: Matanzas Football Star and 3 Teens Accused of Robbing Delivery Woman in F-Section
FlaglerLive | March 28, 2014
Al’kwazi J. Spencer, an 18-year-old resident of Brownstone Lane in Palm Coast and a star player for the Matanzas High School football team, along with two teens, were arrested early this morning and charged with robbing a pizza delivery woman in Palm Coast’s F Section just after midnight. The boys had allegedly taken the pizza and chicken wings to a house near where the alleged robbery took place and ate the goods with other friends, minus the crust.
Crystal Torres, 25, works for 5 Star Pizza in Palm Coast. This morning–just after midnight–the business got an order for two pizzas, cinnamon bread and chicken wings from a house on Farnum Lane.
Right around 23 Farnum, where the food was to be delivered, four individuals, either all of them males or possibly including one female, approached Torres’s vehicle on foot. One of the men had his hand in his back pocket the whole time. Torres feared he might be hiding a weapon, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office’s report on the incident.
The group crowded Torres’s driver’s side door. Two of the men or boys wore hoodies with the word “senior” on the front. Torres said she told them that “if they were there to rob her she would give them the pizza because it wasn’t worth her life,” the report states. She then got out of the vehicle and gave them the pizza. The four took it from her hands and ran off. The food was valued at $42.80.
Within minutes of Torres reporting the alleged robbery, sheriff’s units responded to the scene, among them a K-9 unit–Kaos–that sniffed around the last point where Torres had been able to see her alleged assailants. That was 14 Farnum Lane, a two-story house.
Two deputies rang the doorbell and made contact with a 42-year-old man who answered the door. The deputies asked if there were any kids in the house.
“Yes, there are five or six,” the man answered, all between the ages of 16 and 17. The man allowed the deputies to come inside to talk, and told his daughter to go get the boys. She called for them. There was no answer. One of the deputies went upstairs “and,” according to the deputy’s report, “discovered five black males, one lying on the floor, two lying in one bed, and the other two lying in a second bed. I could also smell an odor of fresh-cooked pizza in the room, and on the floor was a small bowl with the ends of eaten pizza crust in it. I then went to the far bed where I identified a black hoodie sweatshirt on the floor with the word ‘senior’ on it. I then asked the two males in the bed to sit up.”
One of the individuals was identified as Al’kwazi Spencer, the only adult in the room, at least by age.
“I then went over to the closet and the smell of pizza was stronger,” the deputy’s report continues. “I lifted a blanket and discovered a white styrofoam take-out box and a Five Star pizza box.” The address on the box was for 23 Farnum Lane.
All five individuals in the room were detained, but Spencer, who was “respectful and cooperative during the interview and appeared to be remorseful for taking part in the robbery,” the report states, told deputies that only he and two of the boys were involved.
Spencer was arrested and taken to the county jail. All three males were charged with robbery. One of the younger boys was also charged with probation violation. The younger boys were taken to a Department of Juvenile Justice facility in Daytona Beach, after all the parents of the individuals involved were informed. Spencer posted $2,000 bond and was released.
Watch Spencer in a television interview during his junior year. He is a member of the 2014 Class.