London - Was last night's 15-inch stuffed crust delivery from Papa Luciani's Pizza Heaven** monitored by spooks who'd studied the 1987 Michael Caine blockbuster?
According to leading espionage sauces 'it bore all the hallmarks of a classic drop' much like The Fourth Protocol pizza scene that led to the outing of a traitor.
This morning footage of the Ecuador Knightsbridge embassy delivery was posted on the YouBoob! website amid speculation that fugitive from justice Julian Assange had dialled out for sustenance.
The latest development comes amid intelligence that Assange has been 'locked out from Ecuador ambassador to London Ana Alban Mora's fridge and drinks cupboard' as reported by QM-NewsCorpse yesterday.
Rumors that he'd earlier maxed out on the legation's credit card were being studied by the security service as a 'grubby' twenty squid note was handed over from the embassy to the pizza delivery bike-boy.
And in further breaking news covert operatives searching through the Ecuador embassy's rubbish bags are reporting that the cardboard box containing last night's Quattro Stagioni 'was put through the legation's micro-shredder'.
President Rafael Correa is 69.
** Conspiracy theorists have been quick to point out that the Pope Albino Luciani tribute pizzeria is named after the Pontiff [born 1912 in Forno di Canale - iterally 'The Oven Channel'] - whose 33-day reign was mysteriously interrupted by sudden unexplained dropping dead syndrome in 1978...