Domino’s Delivers MAX Thief Suspect To Authorities

Portland robbery suspect found based on tip from Domino's employee. 

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

An employee of pizza chain Domino's delivered a valuable tip for Portland authorities. The employee saw the man accused of robbing Portland MAX train stabbing victim Ricky Best and helped police capture him. 

According to KOINRachael Mallory, a general manager of a Domino's Pizza, heard about the suspect on social media. “I stepped out for a break around 10 o’clock (Thursday) night, and I opened up my phone and the first thing I saw on Facebook was the photos of the gentleman that got off the MAX and that had stole the items from the MAX attack victim."

She says that she recognized the man from the surveillance images.  “I recognized him right away. He’s a familiar face. He’s a homeless man who lives around here and has for about a year now. As soon as I seen the hair I just knew it was him. Then you just get this knot in your stomach and I just had to call. I called the police non-emergency line.”

Thanks to Mallory's tip, authorities found 51-year-old George Tschaggeny. He was arrested Friday morning. Tschaggeny is accused of taking Best's backpack and wedding ring from the scene of the crime. 


[Photo: Portland Police Department]


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