Man gobbles 15+ slices for NYC pizza crown

June 1, 2008 3:07:50 PM PDT
Sal Carbone is a pizza-eating machine - any way he slices it. Organizers say the Brooklyn man has wolfed down a tad more than 15 slices to beat his own record - 15 - in a competitive chowdown Sunday.

Carbone also won last year's installment of the annual contest at Rocco's Pizzeria. The event raises money for the child-welfare organization MercyFirst.

Five pizza eaters faced off Sunday. Contest co-founder and Rocco's co-owner Joseph Loccisano says runner-up William Millender powered through about 12¼ slices.

Loccisano says the contest brought in about $4,000 for MercyFirst. It runs group homes and other services for about 4,000 children, teenagers and families in New York City and on Long Island.