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Washington State DB Arrested For Breaking Guy’s Nose Because Domino’s Was Taking Too Long
We’ve all been in a situation where you’ve gotten upset that so-and-so Pizza company was taking waaaaaay too long with your pizza and it irritated you like no other. Difference between your situation and this WSU’s star DB’s situation is nobody got a broken nose because of it.
Shalom Luani, a senior defensive back at Washington State, got himself arrested over a pizza that was taking way too long on Wednesday after he reportedly broke the nose of a fellow WSU student.
“A star senior defensive back for the Washington State University football team was arrested early Wednesday morning for felony assault for allegedly breaking a man’s nose. The alleged altercation occurred at the Domino’s Pizza on Pullman’s College Hill around 1:30. Pullman Police say 22 year old Shalom Luani became verbally abusive in the packed pizzeria because his order was taking too long. The manager reportedly told Luani that he could have his money back but he continued to act disorderly. Several people asked him to leave including a 20 year old WSU student who was allegedly struck by Luani. At that point the men went outside the Domino’s when Luani allegedly punched the man breaking his nose. The victim went by private vehicle to Pullman Regional Hospital for treatment. When Pullman Police arrived they found Luani on scene who was cooperative with officers. He was arrested and then released for felony second degree assault. Officers say alcohol was involved. The American Samoa native played in all 13 games last season at safety for the Cougars earning All-Pac12 Conference Honorable Mention. WSU football coaches do not comment about off the field incidents allegedly involving their players and consider these cases a “team matter”.”
Also from the Spokesman-Review:
“Luani was very frustrated with the two-hour wait for his pizza and became disorderly, yelling at management and other customers,” Tennant said.
Tennant said that Luani struck the victim under the chin, forcing his head back against the entrance door. The two went outside and a fight started. When officers arrived the victim was “bleeding profusely.” Officers believe there may be a second victim as well.”