It’s come to this. Jailed protesters sniveling over $30 worth of pizza. OK, folks, you can officially go away now.
A group of whiny Occupy Wall Street protesters are hotter than a brick oven, claiming they ordered a delivery of pizza pies while in police custody — and the cops devoured them.
The demonstrators’ say they were detained for several hours on Thursday at the 7th Precinct on the Lower East Side for blocking traffic near City Hall, so they asked cops to allow them place a $30 pizza order through the AIDS nonprofit for which they had been protesting.
The cops agreed — but when the food arrived, the demonstrators never got so much as a slice.
The protesters — who were taking a break from annoying Wall Streeters to demonstrate for more AIDS research money — are now accusing the cops of stealing the pizza and want their dough back
The NYPD insists it was just a misunderstanding.
“Any way you slice it, was an honest mistake,” NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said.
The cops thought the pizzas had been sent by officers outside the precinct as a thank-you for making the arrests, Browne said.
But the OWS group sees it as a cheesy punishment.
“We called our legal support team. They said, ‘We sent you the pizzas hours ago,’ ” said protester David Thorpe.
Another protester, Charles King, the president of Housing Works, a charity for homeless people with AIDS, said, “We could see the empty pizza boxes in the trash, and the empty plastic bottles.”
Protesters say they had asked the cops if they could order pizza and the cops recommended they call Mini Munchies in the East Village and even gave them its menu.
The protesters ordered two plain cheese pies and two liters of soda — a Coke and a Sprite.
Browne insists the soda was dispensed in plastic cups.
Only after the cops’ feast did the protesters realize they’d been had.
They chanted: “Stealing is bad. Cops stealing? That’s just sad.” They say the cops got red-faced.
“They laughed and smirked and didn’t deny it,” Thorpe said.