Thread: Cell Phone Defeats Handgun
There is lucky, and then there is this guy:
Attempted Robbery of Pizza Delivery Man
Mount Vernon Police District – A delivery man drove to an apartment in the 8500 block of Richmond Highway to deliver a pizza on Monday, July 5 shortly after 10 p.m. He got no response at the door. As he exited the building’s foyer the victim heard a noise and saw a man approaching from behind. When the man pointed a gun at him, the victim put his cell phone to his ear and the suspect fled. The victim was not injured.
The suspect was described as black, 20 to 25 years old, approximately 6 feet tall and about 130 pounds.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.
Sounds like the bad guy thought it was a sting operation for nabbing delivery driver bobbers.
You put a .45ACP cell phone to my ear and I am going to run too.
You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training.” Archilochus, 650 BC
Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.
Or the BG was using a fake gun (BB or Airsoft)... Criminals are stupid and cowardly.
DUMB criminal and VERY lucky cell-phone owner... Quick thinking, though. Bet he wishes it had been a pistol instead of a cell, though...
"If I know that I am headed for a fight, I want something larger with more power, preferably crew-served.
However, like most of us, as I go through my daily life, I carry something a bit more compact, with a lot less power."
Remington 1911 R1 (Back to Basics)
SERPA retention or concealed...
"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson
(Borrowed from "The Perfect Day" by LTC Dave Grossman)
In before Pizza Hut prohibits their drivers from carrying cell phones.
Having been in the pizza business myself (for longer than I'd care to admit to) I'd say it's 'most' delivery businesses prohibit carry rather than 'many'. Being part of the management team of one of the bigger name pizza delivery chains, I'm stuck in the awkward situation of being strongly pro-2A yet having to tell my staff "the company doesn't allow carry of any weapon regardless of permits while on the clock or in uniform (blah blah blah)". I usually then mention I have several firearms and typically carry the majority of the time "but of course not here", and if they force me to 'officially' notice that they're carrying that I'll be forced to fire them and they'll have to find another job. (but finding a job is much easier than finding another life!).
Last edited by shulatt; 07-13-2010 at 01:08 PM.