Burkina Faso native Assami Semde was delivering two pizzas in the Harlem area of New York City when he was accosted by two hooded teenagers. One drew a gun and demanded the pizzas. Semde put the pizzas down and punched the gunman, who ran off. Then he grabbed and held the other man until police arrived. Then he finished delivering the pizzas, still hot, before he went to file a police report.
Semde's boss, Frank Grecco -- a retired NYPD detective with 22 years on the force -- called the teen "very courageous" but added, "I told him, 'Next time, leave the pizza!'Link
"He now realizes that he may have done something a little bit crazy," said Grecco, who owns the East Harlem Famous Famiglia.
"It's crazy. I think it's better not to fight," he said.