A Sylmar man who tried to rob an undercover policeman who was posing as a pizza deliveryman pleaded guilty Friday to attempted robbery and was sentenced to 16 months in state prison.
Ruben Barrientos, 22, and two juveniles tried to set up the robbery by having a Domino's Pizza outlet deliver food to a vacant house on Lucas Street in San Fernando shortly before midnight on Dec. 7, Deputy Dist. Atty. Harold Lynn said.
The van carrying the pizza also delivered eight police officers. They had been conducting an undercover operation in the San Fernando Valley to combat a series of robberies against the pizza chain, Lynn said.
"They were just going on every call because it was so epidemic," Lynn said. "They figured if they rode around long enough, they would find someone."