If you think you’ve been pranked badly before, think again! This man from Belgium has received pizza delivered to his house, time and time again for over almost a decade. The problem? He never once ordered the mystery pizza…
A Prank Or A Mistake?
Now, it might not seem like Jean Van Landeghem should feel too upset. After all, even the Queen of England has sent a mystery pizza or two as a prank! However, when the pies just kept coming, the poor man from Belgium simply could not handle it anymore. After a few years of the pranks, he took the story to local newspapers and online publishers, like the Brussels Times. “It started nine years ago,” Van Landeghem told the newspaper. “Suddenly, a pizza delivery man handed me a whole load of pizzas. But I hadn’t ordered anything.”
Over the years, Van Landeghem has received more than just mystery pizza. Someone’s also sent him burgers, kebabs, all sorts of delicious, albeit annoying, treats. At first, the man thought someone simply had the wrong address. However, as the food just kept coming, Van Landeghem realized someone was trying to annoy him. Soon enough, it started working. “I cannot sleep anymore, I start shaking every time I hear a scooter on the street. I dread that someone will come to drop off hot pizzas yet another time,” he continued. “It can be on a weekday or during weekends, and at any time of day. [The orders come from] delivery services in Turnhout, but also from the surrounding area. I have even had orders delivered to me at 2:00 a.m.”
Free Of Charge But Full Of Rage
In case you’re wondering, the mystery pizza did not cost Van Landeghem a cent. Still, he feels upset at the time, money, and food wasted by the restaurants. “I have always refused the deliveries, so I have never paid for anything,” he stated. “It costs them money, and they have to throw the food away. On the day that ten deliveries showed up, I did the math.” The total? It cost the restaurants at least $500, if not more!
Meanwhile, Van Landeghem has finally found what he believes is a breakthrough. “A friend of mine who lives in Herenthout [about 17 miles away] is going through exactly the same thing as I am. She has been receiving pizza she has not ordered for nine years, too,” he commented. So, clearly, the pranksters is someone who knows both of them. “Sometimes we both get them on the same day. When that happens, we warn each other to expect a delivery,” the man added.
The Belgian man simply wants the nightmare of wasted food and mystery pizza to end, and he’s hoping sharing his story will help that happen. In the meantime, he has a warning for the prankster: “I cannot take it anymore,” Van Landeghem said. “When I find out whoever has been bothering me for the past nine years, it will not be their best day.”