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Pizza delivery driver fired after pulling gun on robber(KS)
kansascw.com ^ | 1 December, 2011 | Kim Hynes and Brian Heap

Posted on 12/03/2011 1:41:35 PM PST by marktwain

A pizza delivery driver says he was fired Thursday after scaring off a robber with a gun. Miguel Waide says Dominos Pizza fired him for violating company policy.

Police say Waide was delivering a pizza at the Brentwood Apartments near Harry and Woodlawn Wednesday night. Waide tells Eyewitness News it was an unusally large order for the neighborhood and a suspicious man was hanging around by his car as he went up to the door. Waide says no one answered the door and he feared it was a set up.

Waide went to his car and got a handgun out of the trunk. As he turned around, a robber armed with a gun ambushed him.

"As soon as I pointed it at him he just dropped his gun on the ground and started running. I managed to get a shot off right as he dropped his gun and then I fired another one right as he started running," Waide says.

Waide says in that brief moment he made a decision not to become a victim.

"I know the odds say you're not supposed to resist when you get robbed, but I just don't believe in that. I'd rather take the chances in my own hands."

Dominos Pizza wouldn't comment when asked if Waide was fired. The company did say all employees sign a "no weapons while on duty policy".

Waide says he understands the company's decision and admits he knowingly violated the policy to protect himself. Wichta Police say Waide was not arrested for firing at the robber.


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"As soon as I pointed it at him he just dropped his gun on the ground and started running. I managed to get a shot off right as he dropped his gun and then I fired another one right as he started running," Waide says.

Much too wordy. Just looking for trouble. He should have said he feared for his life. It is hard to keep your mouth shut after an encounter such as this, much harder than most people think.

Still, the outcome was pretty good. He was not shot, arrested or charged. Just fired. He will likely be hired pretty quickly, even in this economy.

1 posted on 12/03/2011 1:41:47 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain
"The company did say all employees sign a "no weapons while on duty policy".

Like ringing a dinner bell for the predators. This crap would stop if all pizza delivery boxes were emblazoned with the words "Delivered hot 'cause our guys pack heat."
2 posted on 12/03/2011 1:53:26 PM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: marktwain

“Dominos Pizza wouldn’t comment when asked if Waide was fired. The company did say all employees sign a “no weapons while on duty policy”.”

I’d rather be unemployed than dead.


3 posted on 12/03/2011 1:54:24 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: marktwain

Not a very good shot.


4 posted on 12/03/2011 1:57:36 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: marktwain

Fired for protecting himself. Sickening.


5 posted on 12/03/2011 2:03:50 PM PST by BootsOfEscaping
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To: Brilliant

He was probably scared. Most folks would be in that stste.


6 posted on 12/03/2011 2:04:15 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: marktwain
I know the odds say you're not supposed to resist when you get robbed...

I think this old "conventional wisdom" has pretty much been shown to be just plain false. I think, the more people resist, the fewer crimes there are.

7 posted on 12/03/2011 2:09:51 PM PST by Ramius
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To: marktwain

Maybe gunowners need to turn their back on Domino’s...


8 posted on 12/03/2011 2:10:22 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: marktwain

Domino’s Pizza - If you like cardboard covered with sauce and other stuff.


9 posted on 12/03/2011 2:10:40 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: PowderMonkey

I was a pizza delivery guy back in HS just to help out my parents. Didn’t pack but had to rely on my survival instinct, just like Spiderman’s spidey sense. The most unusual one was when I delivered a large order to a house where 2 rival gangs had a sit-down. They were so happy for the food they gave me a $20 tip plus a 6-pack of beer. From what I was told, the sister of the leader of one gang was marrying one of the members of the other so it was a happy occasion.


10 posted on 12/03/2011 2:15:34 PM PST by max americana (Obama is a POS)
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To: marktwain

Cool. No more Dominoes. I’d rather give my money to a Mom and Pop pizzeria anyway. It annoys me when this corporations push their liberal politics on the rest of us.

They could have just as easily had their drivers sign an agreement that reliquishes Dominoes from any responsibility if they pop someone: because Dominoes doesn’t have the right to limit Constitutional rights.


11 posted on 12/03/2011 2:34:29 PM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: marktwain

What about a Freerepublic boycott of Dominoe’s — better yet a Tea Party boycott ?

Mrs. Esopman


12 posted on 12/03/2011 2:38:13 PM PST by esopman (Blessings on Freepers Everywhere, and Their Supremely Intelligent Designer)
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To: max americana

Lucky man. We had a young fella here brutally murdered while making his delivery. Two perps beat and stabbed him to death. Got nothing but pocket change and cold food. Too stupid to understand the guy arrives with pizza in the box. Not money. And, the criminal geniuses did the crime at their own (delivery) address. Then, wondered how they got caught.


13 posted on 12/03/2011 2:57:39 PM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: marktwain
The company did say all employees sign a "no weapons while on duty policy".

This is for liability purposes. If a delivery boy is killed, Domino's will get a replacement. If the delivery boy wrongfully shoots someone, Domino's has to pay up. Replacing a dead delivery boy is cheaper than paying a judgment because of an armed delivery boy.

It's all about the Benjamins, people!

14 posted on 12/03/2011 3:17:41 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: PowderMonkey
"Delivered hot 'cause our guys pack heat."

That's good!

15 posted on 12/03/2011 3:18:47 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: DemforBush

Yup, I got to that point and passed on the job when they presented me with that.


16 posted on 12/03/2011 3:20:50 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: Ramius

the more people resist, the fewer crimes and dead victims there are.


17 posted on 12/03/2011 3:30:23 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: PowderMonkey
Like ringing a dinner bell for the predators.

Nah. You just sign the stupid thing and forget about it, like this guy did.

18 posted on 12/03/2011 3:34:58 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: marktwain

Pizza Delivery Driver Still Alive. Domino’s, As Always, Sucks

(this is my headline)


19 posted on 12/03/2011 3:40:51 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: esopman

Wonder what would happen if Domino’s put out a bulletin - OUR DELIVERY PEOPLE CARRY!!!


20 posted on 12/03/2011 3:44:51 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: marktwain

https://info.dominos.com/dominos_pizza/contact.nsf/frmContact?openform


21 posted on 12/03/2011 3:45:01 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Brilliant
Not a very good shot.

Lucky for him. The first shot, no problem since he said he fired as the guy was dropping the gun. But killing a now likely unarmed guy by shooting him in the back as he ran away might have caused him a wee bit of trouble in some places.

Yes, as someone said, he needs to state that the guy pointed a gun at him and he feared for his life and just keep repeating that.

22 posted on 12/03/2011 3:55:02 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: AGreatPer
Wonder what would happen if Domino’s put out a bulletin - OUR DELIVERY PEOPLE CARRY!!!

No liberal would ever order another pizza from Domino's.

Imagine inviting a man (or a woman) -- with a gun! -- into your home or apartment.

Even if he's got his hands full of pepperoni pizza....

23 posted on 12/03/2011 4:01:28 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: BootsOfEscaping

doesn’t 7-Eleven have the same kind of policy”?


24 posted on 12/03/2011 4:09:05 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

It’s the insurance company Domino’s carries — not corporate that sets policy.


25 posted on 12/03/2011 4:20:55 PM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: George from New England
It’s the insurance company Domino’s carries — not corporate that sets policy.

Yep. Almost all insurance companies disallow weapons as SOP in their general liability policies. This is why the Somali pirates can capture insured ships -- the insurers specifically disallow the insured's employees to carry weapons.

26 posted on 12/03/2011 4:36:03 PM PST by Gideon7
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To: max americana

I delivered for Dominos in the late 80’s. One winter night they transferred me to an inner city store. The snow was deep and coming down like crazy. The tips turned out bigger than out in the burbs.


27 posted on 12/03/2011 4:44:12 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Did ya ever think you were transferred because the last driver was shot?!

Tips were welfare monies no doubt. It’s easy to be generous with other’s money, just look at Demorats.


28 posted on 12/03/2011 4:46:49 PM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Salvavida
I’d rather give my money to a Mom and Pop pizzeria anyway.

You'll also get a better pizza, not that crap Dominoes calls pizza.

29 posted on 12/03/2011 4:52:50 PM PST by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until January 21, 2013.)
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To: marktwain

Time for some state action here.

Companies have policies like Domino’s because their insurance carrier requires it. If states simply began disallowing anti self defense stipulations on the part of insurance companies, no insurance carrier is going to abandon a state just because they can’t prevent employees from defending themselves - especially as more and more states follow suit.


30 posted on 12/03/2011 5:35:48 PM PST by BlazingArizona
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To: PowderMonkey

My brother 20 years ago was a high level martial arts trainer for some branches of military,,,when we were young..years before that, he delivered pizza..he was jumped by 4 guys and knocked 2 out and broke bones on the others..those guys were lucky..the officer who came on the scene said..looks like the delivery guy gave ya’ll a tip as they hauled them off..


31 posted on 12/03/2011 6:16:20 PM PST by aces
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To: Ramius
I think this old "conventional wisdom" has pretty much been shown to be just plain false. I think, the more people resist, the fewer crimes there are.

The reason you are not supposed to resist is so that there are more crimes, the better to justify higher police budgets. Like Rush says, "Follow the money."

32 posted on 12/03/2011 7:35:00 PM PST by magslinger (Who cares if they are"electable" if they are going to govern like Democrats? -noprogs)
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To: magslinger

1985 at little caesars pizza in Michigan. My friend was an asst manager and I was hanging out there when a guy ran in with a machete. The girl at the counter gave him the cash and we ran out after him and got our hunting bows out from my buddies truck (going hunting in the morning) and chased him through an open field with our bows at about 75 yards behind him. We came close to getting him but decided to give up the chase after he jumped in a waiting car about a half mile away. Would have loved to see the headline if we caught him.


33 posted on 12/03/2011 9:29:54 PM PST by Michigan Bowhunter
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To: marktwain

(Sent the article link to Drudge)


34 posted on 12/03/2011 9:35:15 PM PST by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: AGreatPer
Wonder what would happen if Domino’s put out a bulletin - OUR DELIVERY PEOPLE CARRY!!!

Or this bulletin

Our drivers only carry $50 of ammunition.

35 posted on 12/04/2011 5:19:20 AM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: marktwain

I used to work at the grocery store on the corner of Harry and Woodlawn. Not a terrible neighborhood but we did have our share of unusual come in there. Wonder how bad its gone down hill.


36 posted on 12/04/2011 5:27:05 AM PST by BudgieRamone (Everybody loves a bonk on the head.)
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To: Norseman
(Sent the article link to Drudge)

Good job.

37 posted on 12/04/2011 6:28:52 AM PST by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: BudgieRamone

Harry and Woodlawn is a total craphole now. Basically anywhere on Harry between K42 and Webb is to be avoided.


38 posted on 12/04/2011 9:42:33 PM PST by Crazieman (Feb 7, 2008 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1966675/posts?page=28#28)
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To: BudgieRamone

Harry and Woodlawn is a total craphole now. Basically anywhere on Harry between K42 and Webb is to be avoided.


39 posted on 12/04/2011 9:44:38 PM PST by Crazieman (Feb 7, 2008 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1966675/posts?page=28#28)
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To: BudgieRamone

Harry and Woodlawn is a total craphole now. Basically anywhere on Harry between K42 and Webb is to be avoided.


40 posted on 12/04/2011 9:44:45 PM PST by Crazieman (Feb 7, 2008 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1966675/posts?page=28#28)
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To: PowderMonkey

>And, the criminal geniuses did the crime at their own (delivery) address. Then, wondered how they got caught.<

Dear gawd, how stupid can these criminals be?? Electric chair is too good for these bastards.


41 posted on 12/05/2011 7:16:50 AM PST by max americana (Obama is a POS)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

I had the same experience..heavy snow, more tips. Our store manager kept repeating to the customers over the phone that the 30-minute “quarantee” was not applicable anymore..


42 posted on 12/05/2011 7:19:24 AM PST by max americana (Obama is a POS)
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