A 32-year-old New Jersey man was arrested after he allegedly threw a sandwich at another man in Fairfax City.
No one was injured.
Police said they did “not have [a] record of what specific type of sandwich was thrown” but they noted that the suspect had bought the sandwich from a nearby 7-11 convenience store.
The big, unanswered question of where the sandwich came from and what kind it was nagged a few locals.
In an initial police bulletin, authorities had listed the Firenza pizza restaurant in a shopping center in the 10100 block of Fairfax Boulevard as the place where the sandwich was purchased. But a lunchtime call to the restaurant revealed that was not the case.
“Nope,” the manager said. “He didn’t buy it from us.”
Either way, the incident happened around 9 p.m. Sunday in a parking lot. A 50-year-old Dunn Loring man told police in Fairfax City that another man — later identified as Jonathan M. Magnes of Morristown, N.J. — threw a sandwich at him and then fled in a vehicle.
The victim went after the alleged sandwich-thrower, police said, in his own vehicle. Officers caught up to the two vehicles on the road and stopped the suspect’s vehicle at Roanoke Street and Fairfax Boulevard.
Police said the victim “did not confront” Magnes.
Authorities said Magnes was arrested and charged with assault and battery, driving under the influence of alcohol and other crimes. He was later released on his own recognizance.