published Friday, November 4th, 2011

Armed pizza delivery man shoots would-be robber in Memphis

A pizza delivery driver told police that he drew his own .38 Special on Thursday night and shot a gunman who tried to rob him in Southeast Memphis.

Called about 11:20 p.m., Memphis police took into custody an 18-year-old man suffering from bullet wounds. Listed in fair condition today at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, he had not been charged.

Shortly after 11 p.m., the 31-year-old Papa John's pizza driver was delivering three pizzas to 6914 Snyder, near Raines and Riverdale roads, according to a police report.

Walking to the front door, he noticed a man hiding behind a bush, the driver told police.

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jayhay182 said...

Where are all the "Guns are bad, Mmmkay..." comments at?

November 4, 2011 at 4:15 p.m.
GrouchyJohn said...

Pizza guy, you failed to exercise proper gun control... you only hit the thief with 3 out of the 5 rounds you shot at him. Further, you shot him with a wimpy .38 revolver. On the other hand, you did stop an armed gunman from robbing and possibly shooting/killing yourself. Big time KUDOS, Pizza Guy. But get a bigger caliper weapon!!! Something with a .4x on the front end that has more bullets in it. That way he won't run away and won't be robbing anyone else... ever.

November 4, 2011 at 5:37 p.m.
aklashlee said...

I say good job for the pizza guy!

November 4, 2011 at 6:23 p.m.
Loyaljeeper said...

This is less than a block away from a police station and a decent neighborhood for Memphis. It sounds like the would be robber lived across the street so it may be unlikely that he was behind the murders of the other two pizza guys.

November 5, 2011 at 9:38 a.m.
jesse said...

hey grouchy john! a 12 ga.pump gun takes out the guess work!(horse shoes,hand grenades AND shot guns!!)

NO PRISONERS!!he's gonna get fired but at least he ain't shot to doll rags!!

old tenn. proverb.:"tried by 12 or carried by 6" i'll take the 12 option!!

November 5, 2011 at 12:50 p.m.

The suspect was part of the "Occupy Bushes Movement", and was hungry. That rich pizza delivery guy should have spread the pizza wealth.

November 6, 2011 at 8:49 a.m.
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