Brooklyn teens wrongly held inside Domino’s Pizza by staff who suspected them of crime: suit

Stephen Rex Brown, New York Daily News
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Two Brooklyn teens didn’t order unlawful imprisonment with their Domino’s Pizza, a new suit claims.

Staff at a Domino’s location on Rockaway Parkway in Canarsie wrongly held two 15-year-old boys against their will on Oct. 25, 2019, claims a suit filed Wednesday in Brooklyn Supreme Court by the boys' mothers.

The suit says the workers locked the door and called the cops because they wrongly suspected the pair of participating in a brawl at the pizza joint a week earlier.

The teens were held inside the Domino’s for an hour until cops showed up, checked surveillance video and confirmed they weren’t the suspects, the suit states.

“Domino’s Employees are not police and should not have taken the law into their owns hands to improperly detain these young black men," lawyer Abe George said.

"It seems that the employees' racial stereotyping of these young boys might have led to their misidentification and unlawful detention,” George added.

The teens' mothers, Cecilia Boyce and Rukenya Brown, seek unspecified damages.

Staff did not answer the phone at the Domino’s location.

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