Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Pizza Delivery Driver Could Lose Her Job For Defending Her Life

A Papa John’s delivery driver in Georgia is afraid that she might lose her job after using a gun in self-defense during a robbery attempt.

The unnamed female driver was making a delivery in Dekalb County last Sunday when she was approached by two armed thugs who ordered her to the ground. While lying on the pavement, she pulled her defense weapon and shot one of the robbers in the face.

The suspect, Donquez Stephenson, survived the wound and was found soon after in a nearby yard. He is currently in jail facing charges of armed robbery. The second suspect is still at large.

“She had no other choice,” said DeKalb County Police Captain Stephen Fore. “She must have been in fear for her life and she reacted.”

Now the driver is afraid that she will lose her job, her mother told reporters. Papa John’s has a corporate policy prohibiting its employees from carrying while on the clock.

Policies like this are common among delivery companies, despite the fact that food delivery is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. This is because companies would rather put their employees at risk than face a lawsuit if one of them is involved in a shooting.

These policies force delivery people to choose between risking their lives and risking their jobs. The driver in Georgia clearly made the right choice.

1 comment:

  1. Pretty common story, basically every time a delivery driver is attacked they lose their job is they defend themselves. I would have thought by this time that the pizza companies would have wised up.

    PS Nice to be able to comment. Couldn't figure out a way to get hold of you before.