West Melbourne, Florida: Pizza Delivery man shoots and kills armed robber
Detectives say 54-year-old Bryon Park of Palm Bay had just returned to his vehicle after delivering a pizza to a room in the motel complex, when he was approached by [32-year-old Fredrick Lorenza] Kelly who had a large knife.
Kelly demanded money from Park and threatened to kill him if he did not comply. Deputies say that’s when Park, the pizza delivery man who happens to be a former law enforcement officer, grabbed a gun from his car and defended himself, by firing one shot towards Kelly.
Kelly was struck and pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies say this wasn’t the first offense for Fredrick Kelly Jr. It turns out he has a lengthy violent criminal history that includes Armed Robbery, Aggravated Battery and False Imprisonment. Brevard County Sheriff deputies also said that the suspect in this investigation, Kelly, was released from prison in 2009, after serving a reduced sentence for similar violent crimes.
The driver works for Domino’s.
Pizza Driver Takes Gun, Chases Robbers
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Officers said someone called in a pizza order to an address on Baltimore Avenue just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday and then called back to offer an alternate address on Archibald Avenue.
Police said when the driver got to the address, he left his car and approached a man sitting on porch waiting for a pizza. The driver said another man came up and pointed a gun at the driver, demanding all the money in his pockets.
When the driver gave the man $20, he reached to push the gun away and took it from the gunman.
At that point the two men decided that they had pressing business elsewhere.
I try to keep an eye out for stories about pizza delivery drivers who use guns, which are usually forbidden by company policy, to defend themselves.
When a driver returned from a delivery last month, he found his manager tied to a rack and $1000 stolen. The manager reported four masked men entered the store, threatened her with a gun, tied her up, and took the money.
But now it looks like she and her boyfriend staged the whole thing.
Armed robber shot with his own gun, in critical condition
Police Chief Inspector Scott Small gave this account:
Around 8:15 p.m., a 33-year-old pizza delivery driver was taking an order to Price Street near McMahon and realized the house he was supposed to make the delivery to was abandoned.
“Then, a male approached him, pointed a gun at him, and demanded his money and his wallet,” Small said.
The driver handed the man his wallet, which contained $100, and began fighting with the suspect.
During the struggle, the delivery driver was able to wrestle the gun out of the suspect’s grasp. The driver shot the man once in his neck and once in his buttocks. Police found two boxes of pizza, a bag of food and the suspect’s blood on the scene.
Sort of weird:
The delivery driver drove back to the restaurant he works for, threw the suspect’s revolver into a recycling bin in front of the restaurant and called police.
Don’t quite get that part. Why dump the gun into an outdoor recycling bin? And didn’t the pizza guy have phone to call the cops from the scene?
Deliveryman, a former sheriff’s deputy, fatally shoots 2 during holdup at Pizza Hut
This is a case of pizza guy getting beaten and robbed while in the store. And this pizza guy is a former LEO, so we’ll see what that does to Pizza Hut’s “no weapons” policy.
Inside a cooler at an east Charlotte Pizza Hut, two would-be robbers were hitting and pistol-whipping a delivery driver. All the while, the driver said, he kept his right elbow pinned tightly against his body – holding a Glock 22 under his shirt and out of view.
He didn’t want to use the gun unless he was forced to, he recalled Tuesday. But as he felt one of the men lifting his shirt, nearly exposing the gun, the deliveryman opened fire.
The two dead guys were 21 years old. The delivery driver is 57.
A Pizza Hut official stated that they won’t discuss their weapons policy “in the interest of our employees’ safety.” Which would be funny if the policy didn’t threaten the safety of so many Pizza Hut employees.
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Pizza Guy incident: Pizza delivery leads to robbery attempt
A delivery driver for Boss’s; Pizza and Chicken was delivering an order in the 400 block of North Lake Avenue just after 3 a.m. when he was approached by a man with a gun who demanded cash, police spokesman Sean Kooistra said.
The driver handed over his money, two pizzas and his cell phone, but the robber dropped his handgun, Kooistra said. The driver picked it up and began to beat the robber as two other men jumped out from the bushes.
Not exactly sure what it means by “began to beat the robber” but good on the pizza guy for reacting quickly to a miscue by the bad guy.
Pizza Driver, Would-Be Robbers Exchange Gunfire
Two would-be robbers and a pizza delivery driver exchanged gunfire early Thursday morning after the men tried to rob the worker, police said…One of the men fired a shot at the driver, but missed. The driver also had a gun and fired back. Indianapolis police said they don’t think either suspect was struck, but the men haven’t been found.
The owner of the pizza shop said that he started having all his drivers carry guns while on deliveries about two years ago.
A sign that reads, “Warning, We Don’t Dial 911” is posted inside the business.
“It’s a visual deterrent. Sometimes people are armed, sometimes they’re not. You just never know what you are going to run into,” said owner Darrell Kreitzer. “If you want to run in here and try something stupid, you don’t know what you’re going to get.”
The shop in question is Aunt Polly’s Pizza.
Surprising that no one hit if it all took place on a porch.