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.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.
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.
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.