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.