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Pizza Delivery Driver Fires Shots At 2 Would-Be Armed Robbers(OH)
10tv.com ^ | 17 July, 2012 | NA

Posted on 07/19/2012 3:26:21 PM PDT by marktwain

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Police said Tuesday that a pizza delivery driver shot at two people who attempted to rob him.

According to police, the Padova’s Pizza delivery driver was delivering a pizza when two men armed with shotguns approached him, in the 5000 block of Hatfield Dr., at about 11:45 p.m. Monday.

The driver, who was licensed to carry a gun, told the men to stay away from him. When the men continued to approach the driver, he shot at them. One of the alleged would-be robbers was found a short distance away, on Rutledge Drive, with wounds to his face, chest and thigh.

“He immediately pulled out his gun, fired five to six rounds, definitely hit one that we know of,” said Madison Township police Det. James Galvin.

Police said that this would have been the second pizza delivery driver robbed in the area in a week and were working to learn if there was a connection.

The man who was struck by bullets, identified as 20-year-old Cortez Bradley, was transported to Grant Medical Center. Investigators said that the second suspected robber, Bradley’s 16-year-old cousin, fled the scene and sent a text messages to family members, indicating that he was shot twice.

Padova’s Pizza owner Robert Steven said that he has been robbed a number of times and said that he gives all his employees the same advice.

“My drivers are told to give them what they want and get out of there,” Steven said.

Steven said that he was concerned with how his long-time employee would deal with the shooting.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; oh; robber
Giving them what they want does not seem to discourage them.
1 posted on 07/19/2012 3:26:31 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Pizza delivery people have been killed for $20.


2 posted on 07/19/2012 3:29:14 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: marktwain

3 hits on one perp, 2 on the other out of “5 or 6 shots”! That’s some kinda shootin’!


3 posted on 07/19/2012 3:31:53 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: marktwain

Wheel ‘n deal!


4 posted on 07/19/2012 3:32:07 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: cradle of freedom

The driver deserves a sharp shooter medal.


5 posted on 07/19/2012 3:34:00 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: marktwain
Padova’s Pizza owner Robert Steven said that he has been robbed a number of times and said that he gives all his employees the same advice.
“My drivers are told to give them what they want and get out of there,” Steven said.

Give it to 'em good!!! blam blam blam ack ack ack budddah buddah

6 posted on 07/19/2012 3:36:41 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: marktwain

7 posted on 07/19/2012 3:39:16 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: marktwain
My drivers are told to give them what they want and get out of there

Thats what the pizza delivery guy did. The perps wanted a gunfight, and they got it.

8 posted on 07/19/2012 3:39:24 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: marktwain

The owner is wrong. Don’t give them what they want,doing so will merely encourage them to come back for more. Instead give them what they deserve as this driver did.

My guess is these two punks will not be robbing any Pizza delivery guys anytime soon.

In fact a good idea would be to ONLY hire driver who are licensed to carry and then advertise that heavily, maybe a sign on the truck saying “Driver does not have more then $50 cash and is licensed to carry a firearm”


9 posted on 07/19/2012 3:39:29 PM PDT by beenaround
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To: I see my hands

Have you read test results of using the Judge as defensive weapon?

The Box O’ Truth #41 - The Taurus Judge Vs. The Box O’ Truth
http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot41.htm

It may be a good weapon for snakes that crawl. But for the snakes that walk on two legs, it is a poor choice.


10 posted on 07/19/2012 3:45:10 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

Don’t load it with birdshot. Load it with buckshot or maybe slugs. Better yet, just load it with .45.


11 posted on 07/19/2012 3:59:48 PM PDT by Gritty (Obama's populism's so crude it channels not Teddy Roosevelt so much as Hugo Chavez-C.Krauthammer)
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To: thackney
Yeah, I've done my research. I think it's a good close in weapon.

To each his own though, I'll never criticize a man for the manner in which he decides to defend his life.


12 posted on 07/19/2012 4:04:45 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: marktwain
My drivers are told to give them what they want and get out of there,”

Double stuffed crust lead bullets

13 posted on 07/19/2012 4:09:51 PM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: marktwain

wow.. when I drove for Dominos I could have been fired for having a unspent bullet in my car (I actually got in trouble for that)..

I didn’t stay long. “give um what they want” only works for your safety till the robber wants to make sure there is no whiteness.


14 posted on 07/19/2012 4:31:35 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: marktwain

Pepperoni or Peppering.
Take your pick.


15 posted on 07/19/2012 4:43:43 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (I wish this president would learn how to be an American)
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To: marktwain
Padova’s Pizza owner Robert Steven said that he has been robbed a number of times and said that he gives all his employees the same advice. “My drivers are told to give them what they want and get out of there,” Steven said.

Good grief! No wonder they keep getting robbed!

16 posted on 07/19/2012 4:48:16 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Godzilla

With extra cheese.......And a touch of nitro powder


17 posted on 07/19/2012 5:00:51 PM PDT by majormaturity
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Why didn’t he just write “SHOT” instead of “SHOT AT”? Makes it sound like he was firing into the air...


18 posted on 07/19/2012 6:19:22 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Da Bilge Troll

It can be easy to confuse entry with exit wounds. I had a friend who was shot 8 times with a .25, including three pb through the navel. He got out of the hospital after two weeks and looked like he had been attacked by a swarm of bullet bees. Entrance and exit wounds hither and yon.

At that moment I swore I would never own a .25.


19 posted on 07/19/2012 6:22:54 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Da Bilge Troll
Now we're gonna get all the swinging D***s on this sight moaning about "WTF?, why didn't he have a REAL pea shooter that would've dispatched these punks with one cap each?"

Looky here, a .22 Beretta barks like a Big Dog, jumps out about 4" of spark and fire, AND SCARES THE SH*T out of everyone in FRONT of it.

Sorry Rambos, there is no such thing as a GUNFIGHT. There is only adrenaline, fear, copper pennies in the mouth, and a hope to run away and not get zinged and stung and feel that burning sensation that let's you know you got hit.

3 hits on one perp, 2 on the other out of “5 or 6 shots”! That’s some kinda shootin’!

"Hey Man, Nice Shot!"

20 posted on 07/19/2012 7:01:21 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimze, my handle is a Hate Crime. Hope they don't like it.)
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To: marktwain

Before the pics appear, are these some more of Obama’s sons??


21 posted on 07/19/2012 7:04:17 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

And your Bro knows what anyone in the street knows: It ain’t about the exchange, its about ENDING the exchange.

Ask your Bro if he wants to stop any more .25’s just for fun.

Duck, cause he’s gonna swing on you.


22 posted on 07/19/2012 7:09:19 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimze, my handle is a Hate Crime. Hope they don't like it.)
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To: Gritty
Don’t load it with birdshot. Load it with buckshot or maybe slugs. Better yet, just load it with .45.

Did you read the results of the test on the last page?

Lessons learned:

1. Jack bought this pistol for snakes and it looks like a fine tool for that job.

2. Birdshot, in any gauge, is for little birds.

3. Buckshot out of a .410 does not penetrate enough to be an effective personal defense load.

4. The rifled slug was also a disappointment and did not have enough weight or power or penetration to be effective as a defense load.

- - - - - - -

The .410 shotgun shell was not designed to be shot out of such a short barrel and the results show it.

23 posted on 07/20/2012 6:29:13 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

Well, in all fairness, my “bro” (though I detest that term as of even lower character than “dude”), was at the time lying naked in bed, having answered a personal add in The Bachelor’s Beat newspaper (still more credible than the NYT), next to an equally nude woman who had neglected to inform him that she was married, and that her husband was both intensely jealous and extremely violent.

Who had, at the time, inopportunely returned to visit his wrath, not on his duplicitous wife, but on the helpless stranger seduced into her graces.

In any event, after his arrival, he held my friend at gunpoint, obliging him to make a phone call to his somewhat puzzled employer to tell him in no uncertain terms that he was of low character. And then the husband shot him, a lot.

He never explained how he was able to depart the place, nor get appropriate medical care in a timely manner, and I did not inquire, as his physical appearance in the dojo changing room was dramatic enough. He was though, courteous enough to provide some of the more entertaining details, of which I felt no inclination to question.


24 posted on 07/20/2012 9:35:16 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Glad he’s up and about. .25s have in fact killed a lot of people.

As far as bro and dude, I’m a biker. “Bro” is a part of my lifestyle lexicon. I’m old, “dude” is a term I’ve used for years. Just like my sideburns, some years they are in style, some they are out of style. I wear them anyway, in or out of style, because its who I am, and I’m not going to change because someone else thinks I look old and tacky, even though I may in fact BE Old and Tacky!


25 posted on 07/20/2012 3:06:03 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimze, my handle is a Hate Crime. Hope they don't like it.)
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To: ConradofMontferrat

There’s a difference between talking and writing. A lot of corporations now require their employees to have someone look at their emails before they send them outside of the company, because it is just too easy for them to be mis-read and tick off somebody and lose a customer.

That’s the reason I take it up a notch in formality when writing on FR, the same as you might if you were talking to an LEO, or a preacher, instead of a friend. You don’t want for him to think you are being aggressive, or even passive-aggressive, giving him lip, dissing him, or all the other stuff people think others are doing when they aren’t.

People are just not that hot in guessing what other people are thinking.


26 posted on 07/20/2012 5:37:56 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

LOL

Hey Bro, dudes like me, at my point of life, just don’t give a rats a$$.

Once upon a time, I MIGHT have thought it through like that, but even then, I wouldn’t change what I was to make someone think I was something I wasn’t. My customers were my “birds of a feather.”

Check my tag line: “And I Hope They Don’t Like It.” That’s heartfelt.

Have a good life and prosper Bro, and I really mean that.


27 posted on 07/20/2012 6:27:36 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimze, my handle is a Hate Crime. Hope they don't like it.)
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