When pizza chefs get weird

pizza king shop smallYou wouldn't be able to make this up: Djovalin Camaj -- AKA John Camaj, AKA The Pizza King of Schenectady -- was arrested last week by the Montgomery County Sheriff's department for allegedly blocking a roadway to a Buddhist shrine in Auriesville and then later allegedly posing as a member of the sheriff's department. [Daily Gazette] [YNN]

But, wait, it (allegedly) gets weirder. From the (Gloversville) Leader-Herald:

Undersheriff Jeffery Smith said today that Serpa charged Camaj with trespassing after the man admitted erecting the roadblock that consisted of a portable orange road construction sign, several yards of orange string, a smashed jar of peppers, a jar of Yoga brand peaches, two campaign signs and a small statue of a pizza chef.

You know, we thought Camaj's decision to enter his chicken marsala pizza in the final of the 2008 Tournament of Pizza was a bit odd. Obviously, this resets the bar.

A Buddhist org called the World Peace and Health Organization has been buying up properties around Amsterdam as part of a large scale development plan.

Update April 22, 2011: Camaj has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. [Daily Gazette]


But why all the hatred towards the Buddhists? The Daily Gazette alludes to something more sinister:

"Due to what appears to be Camaj’s ongoing issues with the Buddhists [...] a stay away order of protection was also issued that bars Camaj from going on the Buddhist property in Auriesville."

Ongoing issues? Like what?

What a fool, everyone knows you need to use Yoga brand pears (not peaches) to make-up a workable roadblock.

Wow. Just... wow.

Maybe this guy is hip to a Buddhist world domination conspiracy we're not aware of. Or a Buddhism as responsible for all the world's ills theory? What is it, Djovalin?

I kind of wish there were pictures of that.

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