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Slaying of Domino's delivery driver appears to be random carjacking, employer says
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | September 22, 2014 | Ken Daley

Posted on 09/22/2014 6:04:46 PM PDT by BBell

The overnight slaying of a Domino's Pizza delivery driver in an apparent Mid-City carjacking left the victim's co-workers devastated and his employer furious about the level of violence on New Orleans' streets.

"It just doesn't make any sense to me," said Glenn Mueller, CEO of local Domino's franchisee RPM Pizza LLC. "We, as the citizens of New Orleans, need to take back our city. This could have happened to anybody. We really need to make our community safer."

New Orleans police said the 35-year-old employee had just delivered a pizza to a regular customer at an apartment building in the 2800 block of St. Louis Street when he was shot minutes after midnight early Monday morning. The man's black 2004 Toyota Corolla, bearing Louisiana license plate VUH283, was stolen and the man died in the street from multiple gunshot wounds.

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On top of the $2,500 reward being offered by Crimestoppers for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect or suspects, Mueller said his company and the parent Domino's Pizza corporation were offering an additional $7,500 reward.

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Mueller said the shooting would be investigated by his own company's security chief as well as by a Domino's corporate security team flying in Monday. He said an initial review indicated the driver had followed company security protocols by carrying less than $20 between deliveries. He said the driver's personal vehicle was not bearing a Domino's Pizza car-topper sign when it was stolen.

"We'll go through and see what can possibly be done in our safety procedures, that's something that Domino's Pizza really prides itself on," Mueller said. "But in this particular case, it seems the safety policies were followed. It was a regular customer, and it just seemed to be a random carjacking."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: carjacking; dominos; la
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Anyone here know that Domino's has it's own security chief as well as a corporate security team?
1 posted on 09/22/2014 6:04:46 PM PDT by BBell
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Are the drivers forbidden from carrying firearms for their own protection?


2 posted on 09/22/2014 6:07:36 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: BBell

is this a company that fires its employees if they are armed as they make deliveries?


3 posted on 09/22/2014 6:08:45 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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Anyone here know that Domino's has it's own security chief as well as a corporate security team?

Any large corporation will have one. With $1.8b in annual sales, Domino's is no mom and pop operation.

4 posted on 09/22/2014 6:08:59 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: BBell

Who does not provide protection to people delivering pizza. But OTOH if the delivery person had a weapon to defend themselves they would have been fired.


5 posted on 09/22/2014 6:09:08 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Was Told Nobody Is Perfect But Yet, Here I Am)
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To: BBell

It's injun territory.

6 posted on 09/22/2014 6:10:57 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Now is not the time for fear. That comes later.")
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To: Lurker

You couldn’t pay me enough money to be a delivery guy in a city full of Holders people.


7 posted on 09/22/2014 6:11:13 PM PDT by Husker24
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You couldn’t pay me enough money to be a delivery guy in a city full of Holders people.

Hell no. And on top of the murders and carjackings, they don't even tip.

8 posted on 09/22/2014 6:13:09 PM PDT by Drew68
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Let me guess: NOLA built a bunch of affordable housing three years after Katrina.

Dominos doesn’t do back alley deliveries.


9 posted on 09/22/2014 6:15:10 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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is this a company that fires its employees if they are armed as they make deliveries?

Just about every corporation does. Until states pass laws (that pass constitutional muster) applying the Castle doctrine to corporate employees acting in their capacity as agents for their employers, corporations will continue firing armed employees. Large corporations make a very attractive target for ambulance chasers suing them on behalf of the families of the dead perps. An alternative would be to require corporations to pay large sums of money to the families of employees killed while on official business.

10 posted on 09/22/2014 6:16:12 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Lurker

Yes they are


11 posted on 09/22/2014 6:27:04 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: Husker24

I don’t think places like Newark NJ have food delivery; any pizza or Chinese food places I’ve seen don’t mention delivery, and I’ve never seen delivery cars driving around.

In my town (and neighboring towns), just across a river from Newark, our places don’t deliver there. Towing companies don’t take calls there, either.


12 posted on 09/22/2014 6:27:37 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Drew68

I guess allowing you to survive the delivery is the tip.


13 posted on 09/22/2014 6:32:41 PM PDT by Husker24
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Slaying of Domino's delivery driver appears to be random carjacking, employer says

Well then, no harm, no foul...

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14 posted on 09/22/2014 6:33:35 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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My neighbor retired from Bell South (at&t). There were neighborhoods in NOLA that Bell South would not go in without a police escort and the police would stay the entire time the techs were working.


15 posted on 09/22/2014 6:38:27 PM PDT by BBell (I'm cynical and sarcastic and therefore I love Ann Coulter)
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I guess allowing you to survive the delivery is the tip.

Yep. Pretty much.

And I now regret being flippant in my previous comment. This is a sad story. Some dude out there trying to earn a living is murdered for what, maybe $20 and a 10-year old car that was quickly abandoned? Yet it's just another day in the ghetto.

Life means nothing to these animals. I honestly don't know why anyone would open any kind of business in the 'hood. Let 'em starve.

16 posted on 09/22/2014 6:39:59 PM PDT by Drew68
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Just the cost of doing business in the city, you lose a few along the way. /sarcasm


17 posted on 09/22/2014 6:41:30 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: BBell

Had the driver shot the perp, Holder would be all over it. As it is, it will be forgotten by tomorrow.


18 posted on 09/22/2014 6:45:25 PM PDT by marron
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I can believe that; I couldn’t imagine having to go into these hell-holes for work. You always have to leave someone g uarding the truck; you’d need at least four guys for the most basic repairs.


19 posted on 09/22/2014 6:50:13 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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I take it the delivery guy is white. if so he had 3 strikes going in...white, delivery person, and not armed.


20 posted on 09/22/2014 6:53:38 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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