|Delivery story 342
Just me writes:
I work at a pizza place in Georgia right off Fort Stewart, one of the largest army bases in the country. Our town has one of the highest per capita crime rates in the state so we are allowed to carry protection on our runs. All in all, I have had thirteen people try to rob me unsuccessfully. At 6'2" and 225 lbs not many people would attempt to cause harm but this one still shakes me.
I went to a delivery in a part of town known for robberies, stabbing, and shootings. I always keep a 45 in the trunk but rarely take it out unless I have had problems at the address or street before. I keep a large Maglite and a collapsible baton in the car by my seat.
I went to the house and the lady was nice and actually tipped $5 (the largest tip I had ever got from that area.) I said thank you and turned to my car to see one kid reaching in my window for my iPod and another about twenty feet back. If the kid in the car had looked up he would have seen over $100 (hence the reason I no longer leave tips IN the car.) I ran to the car and pulled the baton from my belt whacking the kid behind the knee were he fell. The other kid ran up and caught the upswing of the baton on his chin.
Hit with those batons, I know they have the effect of making you not want to get back up so I stepped around the two got into my car and left. After about a quarter mile I saw a pickup truck speeding up to me and soon realized it was the two kids. I must compliment their stamina if not their intelligence. I used the power my car had and sped up keeping a good distance between us and made two calls, to the store and the police. In their intelligence, the police told me to stop and wait--not likely. My boss said he would be waiting.
I pulled into the store parking lot and rounded the building corner and raced to my trunk, taking out the pistol. My boss was shooting out the front door as they sped past. They got out and I fired a single shot into the grass as a warning and they started toward me. I aimed the pistol hoping not to have to use it and they hesitated but started making insults and daring me to fire. when I cocked the hammer they started to back up to their truck but my boss was waiting and we held them until the police arrived. They were 15 and will not get out of jail until they are 25 for a failed attempt of iPod theft.
The moral. Don't piss of a pizza driver. We might be armed and we're not stupid but WHATEVER you do, don't take our music from us. WE REFUSE TO LISTEN TO THE RADIO FOR 12 STRAIT HOURS.
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