Skip to comments.Pizza Delivery Man Shoots, Fends Off Would-Be Robbers
Posted on 10/25/2008 5:30:45 AM PDT by marktwain
A pizza delivery man who was taking an order to a house in East Texas pulled out a gun and opened fire on two would-be robbers, police said. One of the alleged robbers was hospitalized after getting shot in the back, Lufkin police said. The Papa John's pizza delivery man, who's licensed to carry a handgun, wasn't hurt.
The shooting was Tuesday night, after the delivery man walked up to a house and rang a doorbell, Lufkin police said. It turned out the house was vacant and two armed men approached him from the side of the house, The Lufkin Daily News reported Thursday. The delivery man drew a .22 caliber Derringer and fired two shots, and the assailants ran away, police said.
It appears unlikely the delivery man will face any charges since he "was defending himself at the time of the shooting," Lufkin Police Lt. David Young said.
A call placed to the restaurant and a call to the chain's corporate headquarters in Louisville, Ky., weren't immediately returned Thursday.
Police said Johnx R. Greer, 18, was arrested at a hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the back. He's been charged with aggravated robbery and was being held in the Angelina County Jail on a $100,000 bond. His attorney, John Tunnell, did not return a call Thursday.
The other suspect hasn't been found.
If I were him, I would buy a gun.
No kidding! I have a tiny 22 revolver(Magnum) and I’m not sure I could hit a barn door with the thing!
Our son delivered for Pizza Hut for over a year into some of the worst neighborhoods in town. I thank God every day that he is no longer doing that for a living.
Now we know what the local SWAT Teams can do with their APCs - deliver pizza safely. The guy with the pizza ringing the doorbell can be covered by twin 0.50s. In the rougher neighborhoods a C-130 can provide backup during peak delivery times.
Criminals messing with our pizza deliveries!
We do have the death penalty in Texas!
I'm personally a bit intrigued by them. A .22 LR wouldn't be my first choice for personal defense, but it's better than nothing (I'm sure that deliveryman would agree), and seeing as I already own enough .357, 9mm, .44 and .45 caliber handguns to arm a town about the size of Topeka, I just might have to pick one of them up sometime for the sake of "diversity."
That is exactly what I have in the 22mag version. It is really well made and I’m sure it would put a hurt on a bad guy. Downside is the grip area is tiny and effort to cock is high. It’s tiny, you could easily carry as you would carry change in your pocket. I have heard there are some bigger grips available so I’m going to check on that.
And in Obamaville, USA...
The pizza guy would be charged, jailed and sued by the state, city, and the criminal he defended himself against.