Skip to comments.Robbery Suspect Shot, Killed By Pizza Delivery Driver
Posted on 12/04/2010 4:57:30 AM PST by marktwain
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Metro police said a pizza delivery driver shot and killed a man who attempted to rob him Friday night.
It happened around 8:30 p.m. in the Arbors of Brentwood apartment complex on Brentwood Terrace. Police said three men tried to hold up a Jet's Pizza delivery driver at gunpoint as he was going back to his car after a delivery.
That's when the driver allegedly pulled out his own gun and shot one of the suspects. The suspect died on the scene.
The other two suspects are on the loose.
Police said the driver had a valid gun carry permit, and they believe the shooting was in self-defense.
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Good shooting, Citizen. Civilization thanks you.
On one hand you have to say it isn’t worth it to shoot it out over $50 but anyone willing to rob you for $50 and use a drawn weapon isn’t THAT far from just shooting you anyway. We have seen some Chinese food restaurant delivery people get capped for working in the ‘hood. Sad.
It would be interesting to compute how much taxpayer money, that would otherwise be spent pursuing, prosecuting and incarcerating these crooks, is being saved by good citizen marksmanship.
What is really troubling about all this is that Brentwood is the upscale part of Nashville....many of those big in the music industry live there.
Great shot by the pizza delivery guy, though
I’ll take a flyer and guess the victim has a rap sheet as long as your arm (as Joe Friday used to say). If he had been dealt with severely, he would probably be alive today and a productive citizen. More tellingly, if criminals in his father’s generation had been dealt with severely, we would not have a generation of thugs today.
Chalk one up for the good guys.
If someone pulls a gun on me to rob me, it’s not about the money. It’s about my life.
I don’t know, but it sure seems these Pizza Delivery guys are much better shots than the police.
I just love a happy ending.
Yes. I`s like to order 3 pizzas. One with Popperoni, 2 with Cheese!
I'm going to hold my breath and wait for The NYT to crunch the numbers and print a 2,500 word article on it.
Pizza and other food delivery services should simply refuse to deliver in high-crime areas: the risk is just too great.
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Good thought but the lawyers etal have made this almost impossible as the company would more than likely end up facing discrimination and profiling suits.
When delivering small packages at night, in ‘bad neighorhoods’ I will generally call the customer and tell him to meet me at my vehicle to receive his package/luggage etc.
I have had people refuse to come out at night and I would just leave and let someone else deliver it in the morning.
I (as a subcontractor) was normally packing but going from state to state can make that ‘risky’ and, of course, most parent company policy is ‘give it up’. I never had to ‘test my resolve’ though my thinking is I would have reacted to my own instincts where necessary, ignoring the company line.
Never had to resort to pizza or food delivery but rather than ‘accept certain monies’ I would do that if eating and or lodging were to be an issue.
“It would be interesting to compute how much taxpayer money, that would otherwise be spent pursuing, prosecuting and incarcerating these crooks, is being saved by good citizen marksmanship.”
For doing so he should get a medal or an award.
It was legitimately that driver's money, earned throgh hard, honest, and often dangerous work. The subhuman he exterminated deserved it and gets none of my sympathy. Neiher does the welfare parasite that dropped him. Too bad the pizza driver didn't get the others, and let's hope there are a lot more pizza drivers like this hero.
The armed robber you allow to get away today is the armed robber that next week beats down your 80 year old mom and steals her purse.
A week ago yesterday, a Chicago Cop and an ex-CHA(1) Cop - BOTH ARMED, were assassinated in broad daylight by a 19yo parolee, who the day before had burgled the ex-CHA Cop's custom Mustang. Neither LEO even had a chance to pull their weapon. The Chicago Cop was shot in the back of the head.
The murderer was caught in one day. Turns out he had also recently tried to murder another person too, who came forward after hearing of the arrest.
And the 'reason' this shitb*g killed the two LEO's in cold blood?.. he didn't want to go back to prison for the car burglary (and yes, his arrest record was a long one).
The sad fact is these (cough) people will kill anyone, anywhere, anytime, for anything. When there's no compunction about
killing assassinating a Cop in broad daylight, all bets are off.
(1) CHA = Chicago Housing Authority
Sadly, the impression I got after many years as a pizza delivery driver was, that my company would rather see me dead than be on nationwide TV boycotted by community activists as racists.
Plus, the hood is good for alot of business, from the stores POV, believe it or not, altho, from the drivers perspective, its obviously not worth the hassle and risk, tips and safety wise.
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