Pizza delivery man faces public intoxication charge

A pizza delivery man was arrested after residents in the 3000 block of 16th Street reported a barefoot prowler in boxer shorts carrying a black bag.

Columbus police began looking for the man at about 8:40 p.m. Wednes- day, said Sgt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Depart- ment spokesman.

While police were searching, a man approached the officers and told them the suspect ran into a restaurant in the 2300 block of National Road.

Officers found Paul D. Foley, 29, Hope, hiding behind a water heater in the restaurant, Harris said. Employees there confirmed Foley was a pizza delivery driver for the restaurant, Harris said.

The officers noted Foley was acting erratically at the restaurant, Harris said.

Officers later spoke with a person who reported the prowler who said he confronted Foley when he was in his yard and told him to wait for police to arrive.

The witness said Foley charged toward him and he pushed Foley away, Harris said.

Police located the black bag and discovered it was a pizza delivery bag that contained two pizzas, Harris said.

Foley was arrested on a preliminary charge of public intoxication, Harris said.

He is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $3,500 bond, jail officials said.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at or (812) 379-5631.