Hostage released for pizza

@TriciaW (2441)
United States
April 14, 2008 4:54am CST
An Australian prison guard held hostage for two days was released after a ransom demand for pizzas was met. Up to 20 inmates at the Risdon Prison in Hobart, Tasmania, seized the guard in a protest over conditions in the maximum security jail. Initially they made 24 demands to authorities, but eventually gave up their hostage after agreeing to 15 pizzas, Coke and garlic bread instead. "At midnight, the final sticking point with the inmates was that they were requiring pizzas to be delivered. Our staff member was negotiated out with the delivery of 15 pizzas," Graeme Barber, Tasmania's director of prisons, told The Advocate newspaper. The guard is recovering from his ordeal at home. Now that would be my kind of negotiation.
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@busta1 (1029)
• United States
14 Apr 08
haha thats just two funny lol wow pizza man what would they do if they wanted some mcdonalds.. lol
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@kezabelle (2985)
14 Apr 08
LOL I think I would be a little offended that they only thought my life was worth a few boxes of pizza!!!
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@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Apr 08
wow it's awesome news. releasing the hostage good only for 15 pizzas. sounds funny! maybe they are very hungry that is why their demand for pizza is prioritized. very low happiness prisoner.
• Italy
14 Apr 08
Really??? I am italian, so i am very happy reading this funny news. Is an honour for me live in the country where this fantastic food was created. Pizza for ever :-)