Thieves dope pizza for pension

Two dinner guests returned an elderly man's kind invitation by lacing his pizza with drugs and making off with his pension.

Thieves dope pizza for pension
The pensioner invited the thieves over for dinner. Photo: Katrin Morenz/Flickr

The 73-year-old, from Nola near Naples, invited Enrico Pagano, 29, and Alberto Buono,42, to dinner on Monday night, police said in a report on

The men are then alleged to have put tranquilizer into their host's pizza.

The pensioner dozed off after a few bites, and so the men seized the opportunity to steal €800, which had only been withdrawn a few days earlier.

Police were quick to track the thieves down at an apartment in Nola, where they were arrested and charged with robbery.

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