Man denied pizza delivery at address in 'dangerous' area

Domino's Pizza storefront.
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Domino's Pizza storefront.

Credit: Daniel Sambraus

Credit: Daniel Sambraus

A man said he tried to order a pizza for delivery and was denied because his west Charlotte neighborhood is in an area with a high crime rate.

The man said the Domino's Pizza manager told him that the store wouldn't deliver to the man's address because the area was too dangerous, even though it's near a school and a police department.

Neighbors told WSOC that they've run into the same problem.

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“It's sad to say, in 2017, a pizza company as dominant as Domino’s will not deliver here,” resident Bobbie Kanu said.

WSOC crime-mapped the area and discovered over the past four weeks there have been 131 crimes within a mile of the stretch of Beatties Ford Road. Sixty of the crimes were robbery, assault, larceny or burglary.

There were 72 crimes in the area of that Domino’s including robbery, assault, larceny and burglary.

“You go here. You could go to Ballantyne. You could go to Dilworth. You can go to Fourth Street, where they are located,” Kanu said. “Crime has no address.”

Officials at Domino’s corporate office said it is up to each individual franchise to decide whether or not to deliver to areas it feels are problematic.