Published: Sep 10, 2010 5:31 AM EDT
Updated: Sep 10, 2010 2:32 AM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla - The owner of a Fort Myers pizza shop has apologized to a teen for deciding to press charges after he cut loose a blimp outside his business.

18 year old Jonathan Fischer says the owner of a Little Caesars off U.S 41 in San Carlos Park will now left him pay for the helium filled balloon. The teen was booked on criminal charges after he got upset with workers at the pizza shop and decided to cut the blimp that was tied to a fire hydrant.

Fischer said he was willing to pay for it in exchange for not being arrested, but the manager refused.

Viewers called and wrote e-mails to WINK News expressing outrage the teen was not cut a break and allowed to pay to have it replaced.

Fischer says he will meet the pizza owner on Friday and will pay for the blimp.

In exchange he added, the manager will drop the charges against him.