Skip to comments.Deliveryman: I Shot Man In Self-Defense(Fired from Pizza Hut for Saving his life from Thug!!)
Posted on 05/21/2004 10:26:28 AM PDT by NJ Freeper
A Pizza Hut deliveryman who police say fatally shot a man on the city's east side Monday night says he acted in self-defense.
Ronald Honeycutt, 38, of Carmel, says he had just delivered a pizza at the Oaks Apartments around 11 p.m. Monday when a man approached him with a gun.
Honeycutt (pictured, right), who was near his delivery van and had his own gun, fired 15 times at the man, later identified as Jerome Brown, 20, of Indianapolis. Brown was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
"The only thing I can do is protect myself, and if that means shooting somebody that intends to shoot you, so be it," Honeycutt told RTV6's Jack Rinehart Tuesday. "I'm sick of the crime and I'm sick of being victimized."
Honeycutt said that after the shooting, he picked up Brown's handgun and drove to a Pizza Hut, where sheriff's deputies took him into custody. Police questioned Honeycutt and then released him.
Pizza Hut, which has a policy forbidding deliverymen to carry weapons, fired Honeycutt soon after the shooting, Rinehart reported.
The county coroner's office Tuesday determined Brown died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Honeycutt said he used all the ammunition he had because Brown kept standing.
"The guy literally stood there the whole time with his arm up," Honeycutt said. "The whole time, I'm popping off rounds ... (and) the guy's still standing there after 15 rounds went off in him."
Honeycutt, who has a valid license to carry a firearm, said he planned to buy another handgun and go back to work with a different pizza business.
The Marion County prosecutor's office will review the case to determine whether Honeycutt acted in self-defense, Rinehart reported.
I am with you. No guns was a condition of his employment. He should be satisfied that he wasn't caught with the gun before and was able to use it when he needed it.
Please tell us more about trigger-happy NRA fanatics!
I'm a NRA member and I know hundreds more, I wouldn't call any of us trigger happy. We may be a bit fanatical about preserving our 2nd Ammendment rights, but I wouldn't put us on a par with the screaching harpys of NARAL, or the Million Moms for that matter.
And sensing you are a Dem troll, that's what should really scare you, there are millions of us out there every day, armed to the teeth and we look just like your Dad, your Brother, your Sister and your Mom.
We don't go through life dressed in Camo, we're generally not the ones with the bumper sticker that says, "Keep honking, I'm reloading".
Any time, any place, a theater, a park bench, in church, you could be sitting next to an armed American. (and FWIW, you will never be safer.)
Better yet, throw the brass at him, it'll knock him cold.
I was told at the border(without them seeing my CCW permit) "you know you aren't allowed to bring in any handguns with you into Canada, right sir?"
Why would they ask that unless they had a reason to?
In self defense stopping power is more important than penetration. That is why I shoot the .40 with the 135 GR COR-BON bullet. The one shot stopping power is 96% + and the bullet will stay in the perps chest. I don't want the bullet exiting the perp hitting an innocent bystander.
Thanks, good data.
If adrenaline is rushing, you will not notice the passage of time like you do in a calm state. You could empty the magazine before you knew it.
And why should any FREE man RUN from his attacker when he has the advantage? Why the F would you turn your back on such a person? Are you nuts?
YOu shoot to stop the confrontation, if the other dude ran away, fine. But if he stood there, you shoot until he's stopped(either down or running the other way.)
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The only disagreement I have is that you should leave a few rounds for his buddy (in case he is not alone). That is what I was taught in my CFP class. But I wasn't there standing in front of someone pointing a gun at me so who am I to judge his actions?
You are absolutely correct. If PH hires and allows people to carry, they would have to train them in firearms, in most states procur an armed courier/guard/sherriffs special duty license and THEN, no insurance company would cover them for liability, worker's comp or probably casualty ins.
I believe you're on the wrong website. The "Website That Won't Be Named" is thataway.
I clicked your screen name and scrolled through your home page. It was hilarious! Thanks!