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Plot to rob delivery boy goes awry when 250 pound former Vikings linebacker Napoleon Harris III shows up

September 26, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Plot to rob delivery boy goes awry when 250 pound former Vikings linebacker Napoleon Harris III shows up

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Four thugs who planned to rob a delivery boy after ordering a pizza to an unoccupied residence found their plot falling apart at the seams when a 250lb former linebacker Napoleon Harris III came to deliver the pizza pie.

The six-foot-three-inch current Illinois State Senator and former Minnesota Vikings linebacker was in a Chicago Beggars Pizza, a franchise he owns when a call came at the last minute on September 6th.

Napoleon Harris offered to take the delivery because his employees felt “overwhelmed.”

When the man arrived at the house to drop off the delivery, he noticed one of the robbers on the porch.

As Harris approached the property, though, four men jumped out from the bushes and attempted to overtake him. They dramatically failed.

Harris chased the attackers to a timber yard. They fled but their car was linked to the murder of a Georgia man and police began tracking them

Harris fought off four suspects including one tied to a murder

“They put a chokehold on the senator, but to no avail,” said Sean Howard, a spokesman for both Harris and the local police department. “They were trying to choke him to death, and he was just too strong. He out-powered all four of them.”

“As they were all beating on him, one guy just went out of his way and hit him hard, and Napoleon never moved. He just looked at him like Hulk Hogan, and from that, the guys knew that we better get out of here, because we can’t get this guy down,” Howard added.

The robbers took Harris’s wallet along with the pizza and fled in a Chevy Tahoe. However, Harris didn’t give up and began chasing them as he called the police.

Malik Mayer (left) and Lawrence Hines (right) and two others allegedly tried to rob Harris

Malik Mayer (left) and Lawrence Hines (right) and two others allegedly tried to rob Harris

The men managed to flee but left behind their vehicle, which was registered under the name Lester Jones, a man who was discovered dead in Georgia.

Harris provided detailed descriptions of each of the suspects, and police managed to track all of them down, CBS local in Chicago reported.

Malik Mayer was charged with financial transaction card fraud and murder after he reportedly used Jones’s card at an ATM on September 15th.

Lawrence Hines was tracked down and found at a Georgia mental institution and was charged with his role in the murder; he is also accused of the kidnapping and torture of a man back in 2015.

A third person, who is a juvenile and cannot be named, was also apprehended.

Finally, the fourth man, from Gary, Indiana, is expected to face charges in connection to Harris’s assault.

Napoleon Harris said he does own a firearm but didn’t have his gun during the incident because he was driving with his daughter earlier that day.

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