Former NFL linebacker who is a pizza shop owner and senator fights off four robbers at onceBy Mason White 2:04 AM September 27, 2016
By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) Four thieves messed with the wrong guy as they attempted to rob a former NFL linebacker.
Napoleon Harris III, of Chicago, Illinois, who is known as the former Minnesota Vikings linebacker, owns two pizza shops and he is a senator.
Harris, who is the owner of the Beggars Pizza franchises in Oak Forest and Harvey, decided to give his delivery crew a break late one night, according to his spokesperson Sean Howard.
He went to deliver the pies to a home, which police said was abandoned. When Harris arrived at the location, the four men attacked him.
The former NFL linebacker, 37, who is 6 foot 3 inches tall and weighs 250 pounds, fought them all off at once. The men fled in fear. However, they soon crashed the vehicle they were driving.
The suspects were arrested, and police said that the car was stolen from a man who was murdered just a few days before the incident.
Now, two of the alleged pizza thieves are being held in connection to the murder of 44-year-old Lester Jones of Georgia.
Malik Mayer was charged with murder and financial transaction card fraud after allegedly using Jones’ card at an ATM.
Lawrence Hines was charged in relation to the murder. He is accused of kidnapping and torturing a man in 2015.
A third person, a juvenile who cannot be identified, was also arrested. A fourth man of Gary, Indiana, is expected to face charges in relation to the attack on Harris.