Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Three, Three, Three Adds In A Row!

Sent in via e-mail:

Would-be robber shot, killed by Domino's pizza driver
WEST MELBOURNE -- Investigators say a Brevard County pizza delivery man took action into his own hands -- shooting and killing a would-be robber.

Investigators said Byron Park, a Domino's employee, had just delivered a pizza to one of the rooms at the Days Inn off US-192 near Interstate 95.
Okay, first off, that irks the living crap out of me. He "took action into his own hands" - first off, that's a horribly constructed sentence; secondly it's completely bogus. The guy was facing a violent felon armed with a knife - what was he supposed to do, bleed a lot? He didn't "[take] action into his own hands", he acted in self defense using the best tools currently available. All the thug had to do to stay alive was nothing - had he not attacked the driver with a weapon, he would still be alive.

 Secondly, the sad part is that the driver - while still alive, which is the best possible outcome - is almost certain to lose his job. Domino's has repeatedly shown a complete and utter willingness to punish their drivers for saving themselves from robbers, even though being a "pizza delivery guy" is more dangerous than being a cop (#8 compared to #11). Being called to a hotel in the dodgy areas of town has got to raise *all* kinds of hackles for a delivery person.

While he may be looking for a new job, at least his family isn't looking for a grave site...

Dead Goblin Count: 429

That is all.


JohnMXL said...

If that reporter was educated in a public school the taxpayers who paid for his/her education should demand a refund.

Bad grammar AND poor comprehension of Civics in the same sentence!

Garrett Lee said...

I don't know if I would consider that part of Melbourne to be a bad neighborhood. Now, if that pizza had had to be delivered just east of Florida Tech, then yeah... (one of the local radio stations used to say that they had "more rock than a crack dealer on University Boulevard.")

But yes, I agree otherwise.

Geodkyt said...

So, if "officer safety trumps everything", what about "pizza guy safety"?