Posted by: Idioma Extra | November 23, 2010

The Weird and the Wonderful

D’oh! Crust clowns grab wrong ‘dough’ in pizza heist


NEW YORK — Police in New York City say thieves held up the owners of a pizzeria and then fled with a bag full of dough — the kind that crusts are made of.

Police say Salvatore LaRosa was charged with robbery after surrendering to police.

According to court papers, LaRosa and an accomplice followed the owners of Brothers Pizzeria on Staten Island. After donning masks, the papers say, they pointed guns and demanded the men turn over a bag they believed held the day’s proceeds.

But instead, the bag was full of pizza dough.

LaRosa was released on $1 million bail on Monday. His attorney, James Froccaro, declined to comment.

Word of the day

Pronunciation: \sə-ˈren-dər\
Origins: Middle English surrendren, from surrendre, noun
First Known Use: 15th century

transitive verb
1a: to yield to the power, control, or possession of another upon compulsion or demand <surrendered the fort> b: to give up completely or agree to forgo especially in favor of another
2a : to give (oneself) up into the power of another especially as a prisoner; b: to give (oneself) over to something (as an influence)

intransitive verb
1: to give oneself up into the power of another : yield

More Vocabulary

Accomplice: n. one associated with another especially in wrongdoing
Bail: n.
the temporary release of a prisoner in exchange for security given for the due appearance of the prisoner
Don: v.
to put on (an article of clothing)
Dough: n.
a mixture that consists essentially of flour or meal and a liquid (as milk or water) and is stiff enough to knead or roll
the total amount derived from a sale or other

Love those Phrasal Verbs

Hold up: to stop by force in order to rob

  • The article in yesterday’s newspaper detailed step by step the anguish of the bank patrons during the hold up.

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