Cops: Pizza store owner, upset about flyers, rammed into rival with car

Cops: Pizza store owner, upset about flyers, rammed into rival with car

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Little Villa’s Pizza owner Hamayun Rashid was in court Friday.
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  • Video showed Hamayan Rashid attacking rival pizza owner Shaikh Ahmed in January. 
  • Rashid was in court Friday. 

An East Point restaurant owner was in court Friday after authorities said he threatened a rival owner last month and then rammed his vehicle — all over pizza flyers.

Clayton County authorities said Hamayun Rashid acted on his words after repeatedly threatening Prime Pizza owner Shaikh Ahmed and removing his rival’s flyers. 

“He said, ‘I’m a dangerous man,’” Ahmed told Channel 2 Action News. “Be afraid of me.” 

In January, the two pizza owners were at a Best Western hotel on Phoenix Boulevard, checking on their flyers. 

Surveillance video from that night showed a heated Rashid, owner of Little Villa’s Pizza, threatening Ahmed, Channel 2 reported. The two went to their cars after the confrontation, but things didn’t end there. 

Authorities say Hamayan Rashid threatened and attacked rival pizza store owner Shaikh Ahmed. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Rashid rammed into his rival’s car, pushing the vehicle into a nearby street. 

“When it happened, I had difficulty breathing,” Ahmed told Channel 2. “I was calling 911.” 

Prime Pizza owner Shaikh Ahmed. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Ahmed eventually showed the video to a judge. Rashid was booked into the Clayton County jail Wednesday evening on aggravated assault charges, booking records show.

Ahmed said he is still fearful, but is “confident I will get justice.” 

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