Cheesy case: Italian court rules man can pay child support in pizza
The man received a slice of justice when the court ruled that his delicious deliveries were acceptable
An Italian judge has ruled that a divorced dad can lawfully pay child support to his ex-wife in pizzas.
The 50-year-old father, who manages a take-out pizza place in a village near the northern city of Padua, had been sending pizzas, calzones and other delights to his ex-wife and 12-year-old daughter, instead of a $330 alimony.
His cheesed-off former partner then took him to court, preferring cash over payments in pastry.
But the man, who has since remarried and had three other children, received a slice of justice when the court ruled that his delicious deliveries were acceptable.
Judge Chiara Bitozzi made the ruling on the basis that the man does not earn enough to pay alimony in cash, according to local daily Il Gazzettino.
The Italian reporter who broke the story said that he found the case during a records check at the courthouse, where he would sift through documents for scoops on the mafia and terrorism.
“When I saw the pizza angle, it was such an oddity, I knew I had to write it up,” said Lino Lava, according to the British-based Telegraph.