Pizza Deliveryman Shoots Would-Be Robber In North Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A pizza deliveryman shot a would-be robber while making a delivery in Philadelphia Monday evening, according to authorities.

The incident happened in the 700 block of East Price Street at about 8:30.

Police say the unidentified deliveryman was called out to that location but grew suspicious when he realized it was an abandoned block. When he called back the number used to order the pizza, police say an armed suspect walked up to the deliveryman and demanded money. Authorities say the suspect managed to steal $100, but the situation quickly took a turn.

The deliveryman and the suspect got into a struggle, at which point the deliveryman was able to wrestle the gun away, according to Chief Inspector Scott Small of the Philadelphia Police Department.

The 26-year-old suspect was subsequently shot once in the neck and once in the abdomen, authorities said. He was transported to Einstein Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.

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One Comment

  1. KillBox says:

    I hope to see more Bernard Goetz style vigilantism and self-protectionism

  2. slobo says:

    Yea…..for you Mister Pizza Delivery Man…not only did you save your life…but you taught the perp a lesson…I pray you get a monetary award…and the Perp Croaks!!!

  3. NY9Solyndra says:

    Uh oh, the pizza delivery guy and the robber are going to have to go to the White House for a beer and crack summit.

  4. Hater says:

    Why couldn’t he shoot him once more in the head?

  5. Nelson says:

    Ha Haaaaaaaaa. …………….

  6. grumpy says:

    This type of reaction is long over due! The justice system has failed the law abiding citizen. Fighting fire with fire is the only deterrent that we have. Buy a gun, register it, and take a safe gun shooting course……Be prepaired to make a difference!

  7. anon513 says:

    Kudos to both the Pizza Deliveryman AND the Homeowner. I totally agree, Overseer. Fighting back is the way to go. These thugs have to know that we are not afraid of them and we are not afraid to fight back.

  8. DaTruF says:

    CBS3 and KYW are really bad at this. We watch Fox29 now. They can delete this now.

    1. A waiting Mo der ation Too HH says:

      They love deleting Da Troof, nome sane?

  9. Zzbar says:

    “Thumbs Up” for the pizza deliveryman.

  10. Overseer Justin Cohen says:

    It’s about time the victims fight back.
    A few days ago a home invader got a surprize from the homeowner.
    The real way to fight crime is to fight back!

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