Police stop suicide attempt after offering a pepperoni pizza

Police stop suicide attempt after offering a pepperoni pizza

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Before Andolini’s Pizza was even open, general manager A.J. Castle would serve a life-saving pie.

The Post and Courier reported that at 6:50 a.m. a man had climbed over the concrete barrier of the Ravenel Bridge and appeared to be ready to take his own life.

Drivers sitting in traffic called in the odd behavior to 911.

“(He's) holding onto the cable looking like (he's) getting ready to jump,” one caller said. “There's no other reason for him to be there.”

The man became hungry after hours on the bridge. Police brought him a pepperoni pizza from Andolini’s and after several tense moments, the man was captured and taken to Medical University Hospital, Mount Pleasant Police Maj. Stan Gragg said.  Andolini's is a Charleston, South Carolina mainstay, open since 1992.

However, police believe the pizza and rescue timing was nothing more than coincidence.

“It just so happened he was taken into custody shortly after being provided pizza,” Gragg said, and that it was speculation to say the pepperoni pie helped coax him down.

The restaurant hadn't even opened when police called in their order at approximately 10:15 a.m.

 “I figured he was doing a good deed, I might as well do him a good deed as well,” Castle said. “I've been here for nine years and nothing like this has ever happened. But I'm not going to take credit for what happened. I was just doing my job.”

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