Pennsylvania Pizza Driver Shoots Attacker Who Stabbed Him

courtesy post-gazette.com and KDKA

A Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania pizza delivery driver had just dropped off a pie early Friday morning and was headed back to his car when he was approached by a stick-up man who wanted to relieve him of his cash.

“At that time, a struggle ensued and the driver was stabbed,” Chief (John A.) DeLuca said.

The driver told police he managed to get to his vehicle, where he retrieved his handgun and fired a single round at the attacker.

The attacker with the newly-installed orifice managed to get about a block away before collapsing and assuming ambient temperature. The driver’s injuries were serious, but he was reported to be recovering in stable condition

Maybe we should ask Gabby to define “rarely.”

Despite the rote talking points spouted by our good friends in the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex, Americans like this pizza delivery dude protect themselves with firearms between 500,000 and 3 million times a year according to the rabid gun bullies at the CDC. While the great majority of those don’t involve pulling a trigger, every instance prevented an assault, a robbery, a kidnapping, a rape or a murder.

That inconvenient fact is glossed over by the Giffords, the Watts, the Everitts and the Hoggs of the world, but it’s a fact you can keep in your pocket the next time someone asks you why you need a gun. That’s #gunsense.

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  1. How did the “Scuffle” begin it the first place! Was the Gun it the Car during the “Stabbing”…

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Read the post. The scuffle began because the dude refused to give up his money and the gun was in the car.

      Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight.

      1. It wasn’t much of a Gun Fight IF the Gun was in the Car. I’m wonder if the Delivery Driver will lose his Job, by putting himself in Purposeful Danger. When he could have just handed over the money. Delivery Store “Don’t” reward Delivery Drivers for “Bravado”, when facing danger in the face…

        1. avatar Weapon Of War says:

          Was probably a case of getting stabbed while complying with the shitbag’s request. Or, maybe he simply didn’t want to give his cash to some piece of shit tweaker. At any rate, he’s still breathing and the perp is room temp. If he loses his job, plenty more where that came from.

        2. avatar anonymoose says:

          It not his fault. The mugger’s rights are forfeit when he tries to take something that does not belong to him. No one- not the courts, and certainly not the pizza company- should be trying to protect some dead criminal scumbag or award “damages” to any baby-momma or chilluns he might have had, but that is probably not the way PIZZACORP LLC will see this incident when they fire the driver for defending his life and their profits, leading to some huge online petition to get him his crappy minimum wage pizza job back.

          And this is why society needs to be cleaned up.

        3. Sure Fire Way to get ANY Future Pizza Delivery Driver, and/or ANY Delivery Driver KILLED. By taking No Chances, by Killing the Driver First and then Taking His Money…

        4. avatar C.S. says:

          Yeah? You could get shot/stabbed anyways so you can’t call for help or dial 911…

        5. I was a Domino’s Pizza Delivery Driver from 1983 to 2006, and was Robbed 4-times and Lived to Tell About It. I know of Two Delivery Drivers that were Killed by Resisting…

        6. avatar C.S. says:

          You’ve proven my point for me in your attempt to convince people that somehow pacifism is safer.

        7. avatar Scoutino says:

          @ Dysfunction
          Bravo! You made sure the tweaker got easy money and empowered him to do it again and again. But you survived. You got lucky four times, there is no guarantee that the criminal will stop at taking your cash.
          Sorry, I don’t take self defense advice from good little victim who couldn’t get better job than pizza delivery for 23 years.

        8. It was my Second Job, which Paid the Bills the First One wouldn’t Pay For. It’s what people do when they have Four Children and need the Extra Work. You’d be surprised to know how many Domino’s Pizza Drivers are 40-years old if not Older. The Oldest driver I can remember was in his Mid 60’s…

        9. avatar Broke_It says:

          Robbed 4 times? 2 killed for resisting? Bullshit stories and anecdotes are a poor way to convince people their life is only worth what the punk threating it feels like.

        10. avatar Broke_It says:

          I’m amazed you kept at slinging pies for almost a quarter of a century. Hopefully you also had gainful employment as well. I did the pizza gig for a few years and it was the lifers that inspired me to not be “that guy.”

        11. avatar New Continental Army says:

          Ok? And I know more then a couple women who were raped by being passive to the attackers instead of resisting. Should women just roll over and take it?

        12. @ New Continental Army.

          ALL Delivery Jobs have RISK. Back in 1995 a Snapple Truck was Hijacked by someone, not because of the Truck, but because the Hijacker “Loved” Snapple Products”. In this case 65,000-Bottles of Snapple. New Year are usually the worst, because when people get Drunk they do Stupid Things, like Shooting at Delivery Drivers…

        13. avatar LJPII says:

          He put himself in danger on purpose? Seems to me the shitbag doing the robbing put the delivery driver’s life in danger. And what are you trying to say? That all people who resist are killed, and that all victims who submit are spared? There are plenty of stories to the contrary. Or are you just trying to convince everyone to be a passive victim like you are? Seems like the cowards way out.

        14. It’s usually what happens, when you resist. As I said Delivery Companies, DON’T Reward Drivers for Resisting. It usually endangers other Drivers in the Foreseeable Future of Deliveries. And “Arming Drivers” IS NEVER going to Happen by the Delivery Companies. For the Simple Reason of “INSURANCE COSTS”…

        15. avatar That Deaf SOB says:

          Yeah, because if he loses this job other pizza delivery jobs are so hard to find.

        16. @ That Deaf SOB.

          Unfortunately other Pizza Delivery Companies like Papa John’s and Pizza Hut also have a No Gun Policy with Drivers too. Store’s can’t afford the Insurance Premiums…

        17. avatar nowr2run says:

          What a bunch of AHOLES commenting on here they wouldn’t crap their pants in this situation & give up the money to stay alive. Their PIZZA DRIVERS NOT BRINKS GUARDS DICKHEADS SO THEY GAVE UP THE MONEY & YOUR’E CRITICIZING THEM FOR IT ? BIG TOUGH GUYS BEHIND A KEYBOARD IN THEIR GRANDMOTHER’S BASEMENT ON A COMPUTER SHE BOUGHT THEM BEING TOUGH GUYS. I carry where ever I go JOB BE DAMNED BUT I AM ALSO A ARMED GUARD. This guy is lucky to be alive & like said above WILL PROBABLY LOSE HIS JOB FOR HIS EFFORTS. IT;S BULLSHIT BUT THAT’S HOW THIS COUNTRY THINKS NOW A DAYS SAD, VERY SAD BUT VERY TRUE. HELL HE MIGHT EVEN BE CHARGED WITH KILLING THE LOSER WHO ATTACKED HIM THE WAY THIS COUNTRY IS SO CORRUPT & WANTS YOUR GUNS.

  2. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    I am interested in the details. How close was the delivery man to his car when the “scuffle” started? How did the delivery man manage to get into his car and retrieve a handgun if an attacker was actively attacking him with a knife? How far away was the attacker when the delivery man shot him?

    1. avatar m. says:

      answer: nobody gives a s**t. d-sucker with knife threatens grievous bodily harm/death, too bad for jamf.

      1. avatar RA-15 says:

        This ” what M said ” & may the scumbag thief rot in peace !!

      2. avatar George from Alaska says:

        What M said.

        1. avatar Hoyden says:

          Mandatory:

          “….he had plans for his life….”

  3. avatar hoosier_grand_daddy says:

    Nice job, boys. Your autoplay “news story” begins with a Democrat ad for the Indiana senate race. So, that’s two screw ups: autoplay and supporting an anti-freedom Dem!

    1. avatar C.S. says:

      Good! That’s a Democrat ad campaign wasting it’s money.

    2. avatar Geoff "Mess with the Bull, get the Horns" PR says:

      “Your autoplay “news story” begins with a Democrat ad for the Indiana senate race”

      What autoplay “news story” are you talking about?

      With a properly configured browser, you don’t get them…

  4. avatar RA-15 says:

    Gabby , gabbs too much bullshit !! If the name fits , wear it !!

  5. avatar Geoff "Mess with the Bull, get the Horns" PR says:

    *BREAKING*

    “Prosecutors charged Michael Drejka, the man accused of killing Markeis McGlockton in a shooting that has reignited a debate around Florida’s stand your ground law, with manslaughter Monday.

    According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Drejka was taken into custody Monday morning. He will be booked into the Pinellas County Jail this afternoon.”

    https://www.tampabay.com/florida-parking-space-stand-your-ground-shooter-arrested-manslaughter

    Just like I predicted at the time of the shooting.

    New prediction – They will likely get a conviction…

    1. avatar BradleyD says:

      I think it depends on what they charge with. The problem with the Zimmerman case was they went too bold: Murder instead of, say, manslaughter . Murder denotes that you wanted to kill this person; murder implies not just intent but premeditation. They said that Zimmerman wanted that kid dead, period. If they had gone manslaughter it would have been much easier to prove. Manslaughter implies that something happened, you’re alive, this person is dead. Maybe you meant it, maybe not. If they had gone the manslaughter route, or probably even left the death penalty off the table, there would have been a plea deal.
      Zimmerman was no doubt in the wrong: following a kid who, literally, did nothing, ignoring a dispatcher, and then fatally shooting him. Personally, if some guy was trailing me in a car for a few blocks in the middle of the night and then gets out after me, I’m probably going to be pretty hostile/wary. Not only did Zimmerman pick a fight, he lost the fight, and then went to the gun.
      I highly doubt Zimmerman is some criminal mastermind who really wanted Martin dead. Just some overzealous douche with too much time on his hands.

      1. Reread the News! They are charging him with “Manslaughter”!

      2. avatar Geoff "Mess with the Bull, get the Horns" PR says:

        “Zimmerman was no doubt in the wrong: following a kid who, literally, did nothing, ignoring a dispatcher, and then fatally shooting him.”

        Are you on drugs?

        Did you follow the sworn testimony in the trial, the testimony by the woman Tryvon was on the phone with at the time of the shooting?

        How about the EYEWITNESS to the shooting that testified Trayvon was ON TOP OF Zimmerman ON THE GROUND and pounding him in his head?

        Is that what you call “literally, did nothing”?

        You are either stoned or stupid, or both…

      3. avatar troutbum5 says:

        Zimmerman never confronted, or even spoke to, Martin. He turned around and was walking away at the behest of the dispatcher when Martin attacked him from behind. Martin was straddling his chest, beating the hell out of him and pounding his head on the concrete, when Zimmerman shot him. Forensic evidence, as well as photos taken at the hospital, prove it. Stand your ground and duty to retreat didn’t apply, because he had nowhere to go, and his life was certainly in imminent danger. Zimmerman was a bit of a fool to follow Martin, and an even bigger fool for not maintaining SA, but he did nothing illegal. Martin forfeited his life when he jumped Zimmerman.

      4. avatar m. says:

        hey d-sucker, how would you respond to a jamf pounding your head into the pavement?

      5. avatar Mister Fleas says:

        “Zimmerman was no doubt in the wrong: following a kid who, literally, did nothing, ignoring a dispatcher, and then fatally shooting him.”

        Trayvon was a burglar. He had been caught with property he burglarized from a house on his route to school. Zimmerman called 911 because he saw the budding young thug going between houses and peeking into their windows.

        The dispatcher literally gave him no orders. She merely said “Are you following him?”. Zimmerman said “Yes”. The dispatcher said “You don’t have to do that sir”. Zimmerman said “Okay”.

  6. avatar Gunr says:

    If the pizza person had kept his gun on him in some way, while he was actually delivering the pizza, the stabbing could probably have been prevented.
    I’m glad the perp was killed and not just wounded, dead men can’t testify!

  7. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    The meat puppet doesn’t know the definition of the word “rarely”.
    She only knows how to repeat what she’s told.

  8. avatar el Possum Guapo says:

    ?? If someone says to you, “I’m going to kill youf uck. you up, beat up, ect wouldn’t a possum have the right to act on that right then and there. I’m pretty certain I would.

  9. avatar Sich says:

    I’m surprised it was a One Man Operation! All the Robberies I’ve encountered were Two Man Operations, the Driver to cover the Robber and the Victim and the Robber himself.

    1. avatar FedUp says:

      From what I read, the others broke off the assault after the driver managed to get to his gun and shot one of them.

  10. avatar TommyJay says:

    An autoplaying PG&E advertisement?? No pause or exit button? A little too much greed if you ask me.

  11. avatar Sam I Am says:

    “…Americans like this pizza delivery dude protect themselves with firearms between 500,000 and 3 million times a year according to the rabid gun bullies at the CDC”

    BIL flatly refuses to believe CDC about this; says they are absolutely wrong, but believes them about everything else.

  12. avatar Jackass Jim says:

    Pizza is not pie.

    1. avatar Sich says:

      “Open Face Sandwich” as I recall.

  13. avatar Ed Schrade says:

    Gabby had a brain injury from the shooting, must have impaired her judgment.

    1. avatar Mister Fleas says:

      Gabby takes money from Michael Bloomberg, which also impairs her judgment.

  14. avatar Anymouse says:

    “Rarely” means more frequently than a school shooting or accidental death of a pre-adolescent. I don’t know what that makes them. Somewhere between “zebra hoofbeats” and “nearly unheard of.”

  15. avatar Wiregrass says:

    Good thing this didn’t happen in Florida. Prosecutors would argue if he had time to get to his gun, why didn’t he just get in and drive off? Right?

  16. avatar james says:

    Robber with knife FORFEITED his life by his own actions, no life was taken.

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