Skip to comments.Robbery suspects shot dead by N.C. Pizza Hut worker
Posted on 09/28/2010 6:41:42 AM PDT by fightinJAG
Police say a North Carolina pizza restaurant worker being herded toward a cooler pulled a gun and shot and killed two robbers.
Multiple media outlets reported today that police were searching for a third man who got away from an east Charlotte Pizza Hut restaurant.
Authorities say the robbers burst through the restaurant's front door late Monday as two workers were cleaning up in the back.
Investigators say the suspects ordered the two employees into a walk-in cooler, then started beating one of the men. The other employee pulled a handgun and opened fire.
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Had a friend that worked in a pizza joint. He said that if he was getting herded to the cooler, he'd kill the guy and find a different job. Nothing good happens in the cooler.
I think the employee had every right to blow the punk away. All I said is that I have doubts as to whether an employee of a pizza parlor would have gone through the requirements of getting a legal process to carry.
Most likely. A friend who used to work for PH says they have a written policy forbidding the carrying or possession of firearms while on duty or on company property. But at least a number of PH employees and one soon to be former employee will be alive to live another day because of one brave armed person. Kudos to that person.
I think two PH employees or former employees will be rich after the lawsuits. PH failed to provide a safe work environment.
Why would you think that?
I don’t know. I just think it.
Most of the stories I read here regarding pizza guys defending themselves say they have a carry permit. In fact, the news people make a big deal about that.
They’d make a bigger deal if he didn’t have a permit.
I notice the details of this one are scarce. I will wait until I see the full report.
If these SOBs had done that to my daughter, I doubt they would have made to trial.
At least, it wouldn’t be for a lack of trying....
I would hope so. One of my kids was involved in a hostage crisis in which one person was shot by the perp, in the back as she tried to escape. My child was not seriously harmed but I lived in dread of ever running into the perp on the streets once he was released. Fortunately he solved the problem for me. He kept “attempting” suicide and got transferred from one state to another until finally Nevada agreed to take him with the proviso that it would not do anything extraordinary to protect him from himself. A couple of months later he succeeded in doing himself in. It was a tremendous relief for me. I am reminded of Ellie Nesler who took matters into her own hands and offed the man who molested her son, as he sat in court, iirc.
I remember years ago several employees at a resturant in Texarkana Arkansas got lead into the back. All dead. Do not go back. Fight. And have your firearm available. Same as letting someone drag you into a car. Fight.
Yes. I think being “led into the back” is sufficient threat of death or bodily harm to justify opening fire on the thugs.
We’ve seen this scene before.
Most likely; but of course he won't worry about it.
Thank God he was able to protect everyone and probably save them from being executed.
There was a woman in our town who was brutally raped. The rapist was convicted on evidence and her testimony. He taunted her from prison saying he would get her when released. She would go to all his parole hearings and testify to the calls and letters she received form him. He stayed behind bars for a long time, finally wised up and quit harassing her. He was finally granted parole even over her objections. Once out he began calling her, the police told her they could not do much to protect her. She sold her business and moved away.
I'd like to think that "Fired from Pizza Hut for killing two armed robbers" would be viewed by future prospective employers as a résumé enhancer.
Buddy of mine is a field guy for a Telcom and CC’s on the job despite company regs forbidding it.
“Better to be alive for my wife/kids and looking for a new job than be dead” is how he views it.
Exactly the point in this system coddling the criminals and ignoring justice for the victims. Under the Law of Moses, there were refuge cities set up for those who needed to flee from the desire of revenge. These weren’t murderers or others who merited the death penalty, these refugees were people who accidentally or perhaps negligently killed someone. The law recognized the understandable feelings of the victims and their survivors and kept the perp and victims apart.
I think a lot of people feel this way, and rightly so.