Austin man charged for mugging pizza driver

Published 10:31 am Thursday, August 6, 2015

A 21-year-old Austin man has been charged for allegedly stealing from and hitting a pizza delivery driver with a metal baton.

Dylan Leeper was charged Tuesday with aggravated robbery and obstructing the legal process.



According to a court complaint, Leeper allegedly approached a pizza driver shortly after 3:30 p.m. on July 31 at the 900 block of Third Avenue Northeast. The driver later told police he tried to deliver pizza to a home, but no one answered the door.

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Leeper allegedly told the driver he was waiting for his friends to come with money to pay for the pizza, so the driver returned to his car to wait. After about 15 minutes, Leeper went to speak with the driver and suddenly reached inside the car to grab the driver’s bank bag.

Leeper took off running while the driver chased him, according to the complaint. At one point, Leeper turned around to hit the driver with a black metal baton just below his ear. Leeper eventually outran the driver.

The driver later identified Leeper due to the tattoo over his right eye.

On Aug. 2, police were called to the 300 block of Seventh Street Northwest for a domestic dispute involving a man beating a woman in the street. Officers interviewed people at a nearby home and found Leeper hiding behind a furnace in the basement. Leeper allegedly resisted arrest at the time, according to the report.

Leeper is on probation for allegedly stealing cars and getting into several accidents in southwest Austin earlier this year. His next court appearance is Aug. 13.