Pizza can bring great joy, as evidenced by the poems in our Pizza Haiku Contest. But there is also a dark side to pizzamuggings and murders of delivery drivers, pizzerias as fronts for drug operations, etc.
And now, in New York City, it seems like cops are looking at a pizza deliveryman as a suspect in the "Spider Man Rapist" case. The heinous perp in these assaults has been climbing down fire escapes into open windows, assualting women, and then using some sort of wire system to lower himself down to the ground. The deliveryman cops are investigating, Eugenio Aguilar, is out on bail and delivering pizzas for Figaro Pizza (1469 Second Ave., b/n 76th and 77th Streets). Though police have yet to arrest him for the rapes, he was caught in June sneaking into a woman's apartment; he has been indicted for that incident. But there's more:
Aguilar was also busted in February for allegedly snapping photos up women's skirts on his pizza round.
Shortly after taking his fingerprints, police linked Aguilar to the June 25, 2004, incident on East 77th Street.
When cops quizzed him in that case, he said he had gone to the building to deliver a pizza, and saw the woman enter her apartment.
"She was very pretty," Aguilar said, court records show. "I delivered the pizza . . . then I went through the stairwell window, onto a ledge, and I climbed into her window. Her window was slightly open and I was watching her. I just wanted to watch her.
"She came out of the bathroom not fully dressed, and she started screaming and grabbed my leg. I got free, climbed back into the stairwell window and went back to work."
Aguilar was originally charged with criminal trespass, but was indicted in May on burglary charges.
When approached by The Post while delivering pizza on 75th Street last night, he denied he was the Spider-Man rapist.
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