Don’t ‘F’ with the Pizza Guy

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Latest in a trend: A pizza deliveryman told Des Moines police that he shot a man who robbed him at gunpoint when he delivered a pie late Thursday to a south-side address.

A 19-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman ordered the pizza and, when the pizza guy arrived, the man put a gun to his head and robbed him. The pizza guy managed to get the man’s gun away from him, then pulled his own gun and shot him.

Restaurant officials have suspended the Pizza Hut driver, James William Spiers, while the case is under investigation. Polk County officials today confirmed that Spiers holds a valid gun permit, which was renewed in November.

As usual, the pizza guy is in trouble for defending himself while getting robbed:

Vonnie Walbert, vice president of human resources at Pizza Hut, said:

“We have policy against carrying weapons. We prohibit employees from carrying guns because we believe that that is the safest for everybody.”

Walbert said Pizza Hut trains employees to report such incidences to police.

Spiers called police after the wounded suspect fled.

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