Pretzel logic: Montclair, NJ man accuses Union eatery of harassment
UNION (Union Co.) — A takeout and delivery restaurant and a dissatisfied customer each say the other engaged in the practice of "doxxing," or publishing an adversary's personal information online, following a delayed order earlier this month.
NJ.com reports that on April 7, the Union restaurant Get Stuffed Jersey, which specializes in stuffed pretzels and pretzel pizzas among a large menu, received a delivery order from a Montclair resident who goes by the display name Joe Stephen on Facebook, but identified himself as Joseph Baranoff in a text message exchange with the eatery.
The customer contacted the restaurant about 45 minutes after ordering to check the status of his food, and after a brief back-and-forth, received a response from someone NJ.com identified as Get Stuffed owner Sandy Wallace saying "would you like us to ask somebody to jump into a helicopter for you."
"Its [sic] rush hour and pouring outside ... don't be a douche bag," another response from the restaurant read, according to screenshots posted by Joe Stephen to Facebook.
Townsquare Media New Jersey Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow predicted on the morning of April 7 that "there could be some downpours, leading to ponding and minor flooding issues" that afternoon.
NJ.com reported that the food from Get Stuffed did eventually arrive about an hour after the order was placed, but the encounter did not end there.
Some of the customer's initial screenshots posted to Facebook included the phone number of the delivery driver, as well as his own address, but NJ.com reported those images were taken down.
Subsequently posted by Get Stuffed but also since deleted, according to the NJ.com report, were the customer's address and phone number.
The customer has since filed a police report and met with a lawyer, according to NJ.com. And for its part, Get Stuffed made light of the exchange by saying it would be offering a "helicopter" pizza, but that post has also been taken down.