The Armed Citizen® Pizza Delivery Drivers

posted on July 2, 2015
a1fd_armedcitizenpizza_main_7-2.jpg

While many pizza restaurants forbid their employees from carrying firearms for self-defense, delivery drivers know they make an easy target. Consequently, some make the decision that they’ll take care of themselves should trouble arise.

Following are five instances where armed pizza delivery drivers, or armed bystanders, used their firearms to save lives.

Twenty-six-year-old pizza delivery driver Ashley Marie Hurd was delivering a pizza to an address in Fayetteville, N.C., when an armed robber confronted her from behind. The criminal put a gun to Hurd’s head and demanded cash. Hurd responded by drawing her own gun, which prompted the robber to flee. (The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, N.C., 3/14/14)

A pizza delivery driver for the restaurant Hungry Howie’s was working his shift in Redford, Mich., when a group of men attempted to rob him. As the delivery driver was confronted by a member of the group, he drew a gun and fired at the robber, killing him and causing his accomplices to flee.

Police captured the other thieves a short time later. The robbers face armed robbery and gun charges, with bail set at $250,000. (The Observer & Eccentric, Detroit, Mich., 10/25/13)

A pizza deliveryman was getting into his car following a delivery to a motel in West Melbourne, Fla., when a man armed with a knife confronted him and demanded cash. The delivery driver responded by retrieving a gun and firing at the criminal, killing him.

An investigation revealed that the deceased robber had a criminal record that included aggravated battery, armed robbery and false imprisonment. Following the incident, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivy noted, “Preliminary evidence in the case demonstrates that the intended victim of the robbery acted in self-defense while being robbed by a violent criminal who was armed with a knife.” (Space Coast Daily, Brevard County, Fla., 8/24/13)

An armed criminal approached a delivery driver outside a Domino’s Pizza in Springfield, Ohio, and attempted to rob him. An off-duty Domino’s employee noticed the robbery, drew a gun and shot the criminal. Despite having been shot twice in the stomach, the criminal attempted to retrieve his firearm, forcing a bystander to kick it away from him.

Police Chief Steve Moody made clear that the armed citizen has not been charged. Records show that the robber had spent three years in prison following a 2007 conviction for aggravated robbery and was currently under indictment for burglary. (The Dayton Daily News, Dayton, Ohio, 9/17/12)

Food delivery drivers have statistically one of the 10 most dangerous jobs in America. Whether that weighed on the mind of a Papa John’s delivery driver when he obtained a concealed-carry permit isn’t clear, but he was glad he did when a man stuck a stolen pistol through his car window and said, “What you gonna do is drop off that money.”

The driver drew a .38-cal. revolver and emptied the cylinder. The wounded assailant dropped his pistol and ran into a house across the street, where he was found by police. (The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn., 11/5/11)

Latest

The Armed Citizen
The Armed Citizen

The Armed Citizen® December 2, 2022

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.

A Signal About What the Next Congress Might Do

One noteworthy anti-gun senator doesn’t think President Biden has the votes to bring his anti-gun agenda to fruition.

Shooting Straight with Aurelia Skipwith Giacometto

Aurelia Skipwith Giacometto has a lot to say about the intersection of our Second Amendment rights and wildlife conservation.

New Fronts in the War on Gun Owners

What our adversaries lack in logic, integrity and public support, they make up for in determination, underhandedness and cunning. This is why me must stand together and use the truth to keep our freedom.

Gun Review: Mossberg .300 BLK MVP Patrol Rifle

When you consider a compact rifle for home defense, you might think of an AR-15 style semi-auto; however, there is much to be said for the bolt gun in this scenario, too.

The Truth About Armed Citizens in America

The mainstream media tells us that armed citizens almost never stop bad guys with guns. The truth is much more interesting than they want the American people to understand.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.