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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2016, file photo, passengers board an Amtrak train heading to New Orleans in Atlanta. An Amtrak passenger tweeted on Sunday, May 14, 2017, that he ordered a pizza to a stalled train traveling from New York to Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

A 'hangry' passenger had pizza delivered to a stalled Amtrak train


If you've ever been "hangry," you know that it's not just a terrible feeling but also a bad situation for everyone around you. 

That's why when Mitch Katz's Amtrak train en route from New York to Washington, D.C., stalled in Delaware around 7 p.m. on Sunday, he knew something had to be done. 

Katz tweeted that he was hangry and decided to order pizza from a local pizza place. 

Katz captured video of delivery man Jim Leary walking up to the train as it set stalled on the tracks. 

Leary, who is a delivery driver for Dom's Pizza in Newport, Delaware, said he cut through a backyard, went down a steep embankment and jumped over a ditch full of water to get the two pizzas to passengers on the train. 

He was met by a crowd of cheering passengers aboard the train and received $32 in tips for his impressive delivery. 

Leary said this was by far one of the strangest deliveries he's ever made. 

"I do whatever it takes," he said.

Amtrak said on Twitter that a mechanical issue caused the delay. Another train eventually came to take passengers to their final destination, according to Katz. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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