“It is unthinkable that something like this could happen to an innocent woman, simply trying to earn a living.” Really? That’s Domino’s spokesman Tim McIntyre talking about the weekend’s broad daylight rape of a 22-year-old delivery woman in Antioch, California. Tim must be really busy, because it’s actually not that unthinkable. If he had the time to explore the wonder that is Google, he’d find no shortage of robberies, assaults and rapes of the pizza purveyor’s drivers . . .
The woman was making the delivery on the 2800 block of Bluebell Circle at 11:20 a.m. when an armed 17-year-old male forced her back into her delivery car, Sgt. Dimitri Barakos told KPIX 5. The suspect forced her to drive to an undisclosed area where he raped her, Sgt. Barakos said. He fled the car on foot taking some of the victim’s personal property.
The perp made the local 5-0’s job easy by returning to the address from which he’d ordered the pizza in the first place.
Domino’s policy, and that of most of its fanchisees, is to prohibit drivers from carrying firearms or other means of armed self defense. So it really isn’t all that “unthinkable” that their delivery people, and those of other companies, would sometimes fall prey to predators. What is unthinkable is defying their insurers and allowing their employees to protect themselves as they go about their appointed rounds without fear of losing their jobs. Oh no they won’t.