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Special Delivery: A Wisconsin Man's Pizza Order Ends Up in Vermont


Published February 5, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

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A teen in Wisconsin accidentally ordered a pizza last week from the Little Caesars in Essex Junction, Vt., instead of his hometown of New London, Wis. — a store located some 1,000 miles away. Luckily, he didn't ask for delivery.

Zach Stiebs, 19, was at a buddy's house for a study session when he used the Little Caesars app to order a half cheese, half pineapple-and-pepperoni pie, plus a two-liter Pepsi. When he showed up at the Wisconsin store, they looked at him like he'd lost his pizza-lovin' mind. Stiebs checked the app and found he'd accidentally bought the pie in Vermont.

"That's what I get for doing it on my phone with my big thumbs," Stiebs told Seven Days. "I typed in the wrong zip code. I don't even know how I did it."

He bought a replacement pizza, but Stiebs' pal encouraged him not to let the Essex Junction pie go to waste. So, as one does, Stiebs hopped onto Reddit and posted his receipt.

"I Ordered a pizza to the wrong place," he wrote. "Im not even in this state. If you want this pizza here you go. Better hurry. You also get a 2 liter pepsi. This is for you. Hope you like. Also this is a timed event. - Love, Zach from wisconsin."

The post went viral, garnering nearly 90 comments. Most importantly, someone snatched up the food.

"Hey man!" Reddit user murrly wrote, along with a picture of the pie. "Thanks for the pizza! I love pineapple!"

To top it all off, murrly donated to the humane society as a way of paying it forward — an act especially appreciated by Stiebs, who's a vegetarian. (The pepperoni was for his friend.)

"Everyone on Reddit was saying, 'It's the highlight of the winter,' and I'm like, 'It's the highlight of my year!'" Stiebs said. "I'm already happy. Everyone worked together to do something — even as small as getting someone a free pizza — and it just feels really nice, you know?"

The original print version of this article was headlined "Pie in the Sky"