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Papa John’s Will Not Fire Pizza Deliverywoman Who Shot Armed Robber

Papa John’s Will Not Fire Pizza Deliverywoman Who Shot Armed Robber

Papa John’s says it stands by its employee, who shot in self-defense

Now she can add “is badass under pressure” to her résumé, right under “pizza always delivered hot.”

Papa John’s has announced that the company stands by one of its employees, a pizza deliverywoman in Georgia, who shot an armed robber in the face in self-defense. Papa John’s confirmed with Fox News that the employee would not be terminated from her position, even though the unnamed woman was concerned that she would be fired.

The pizza deliverywoman was on her delivery route Sunday night when a man approached her car at gunpoint, and forced her to get to the ground. The woman, who had a gun on her, fired at her assailant while on the ground, striking him in the face. He was later found in a nearby backyard, and was identified as 24-year-old Donquaz Stevenson. Stevenson was charged with armed robbery and is being treated for his wounds.

Papa John’s’ policy, according to Fox News, is to not allow employees to carry guns while on the job. But the fast food company, likely in response to the woman’s quick-thinking and heroic self-defense, will not be firing her. Instead, she will be assigned another role in the company.

"Company policy prohibits employees from utilizing firearms in the performance of their duties. We plan no changes to our current policy, which is designed to protect customers and employees,” Papa John’s said in a statement. "Upon investigation and considering the specific facts of the situation, we have reassigned the employee to work in the store and are offering her counseling to help her recuperate from the incident."


Papa John's Employee Saves Herself by Shooting Robber in the Face

A Papa John's delivery driver who shot an armed robber in the face will not be fired, the pizza chain confirms. As NPR reports, the shooting occurred on Sunday night near Atlanta, Georgia. While delivering a pizza, the employee — whose name has not been released — walked into what is now believed to be a setup for a carjacking and heist. When she arrived at the delivery address, a man approached her car and pulled a gun out. He forced her out of the car and onto the ground.

Though Papa John's company policy states that employees are not allowed to bring guns to work, the delivery driver had a gun with her. The police report confirms that she had the gun in her pocket and was able to reach for it while down on the ground. She then pointed the gun at the man's face and shot him. Instead of eating what was probably a hot pizza, Donquaz Stevenson, ate a bullet. He survived and "was later found nearby with a gunshot wound to his face. After being taken to a nearby hospital he was charged with armed robbery.

The Papa John's employee was understandably shaken after the event, and afraid she would lose her job. When news spread of the incident, fans showed their support for her and her job on Papa John's Facebook page.

"A delivery driver protects her life and your profit should be given a promotion and a raise not loose her job. If fired I will call for a boycott of your pizza from all my friends and family !"

Papa John's confirmed to NPR that the delivery driver would not be fired, but would instead be reassigned to a position inside a Papa John's location.

"The shooting that occurred during a Papa John's delivery in Atlanta recently is a tragic event. The safety of Papa John's employees is a top priority for our company. Company policy prohibits employees from utilizing firearms in the performance of their duties. We plan no changes to our current policy, which is designed to protect customers and employees. Upon investigation and considering the specific facts of the situation, we have reassigned the employee to work in the store and are offering her counseling to help her recuperate from the incident."

It is unclear if working inside a restaurant is any safer, however. Though restaurants are robbed all the time, employees have found creative ways to defend themselves. A sushi chef in Illinois used his knife to defend himself earlier this month, while in Pennsylvania an employee thwarted a robber with a roll of toilet paper late last year.


Citizen Intervenes To Stop Attempted Mass Shooting - You HAVE to Read THIS!

In these troubling times with liberals calling for gun control, this is a story that makes the case crystal clear as to why concealed carry citizens are an integral part of safety at every level.

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A concealed carry citizen that happened to be an Uber driver in the right place at the right time in Chicago on April 27th perfectly shows why this is absolutely a right that should not be taken away from Americans:

Breitbart News reported the driver had a concealed carry permit, so he was carrying his gun legally. And the fact that he had the gun with him prevented injury to innocents at the very least, and perhaps saved numerous lives on top of that.

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The driver was sitting in his car on Milwaukee Avenue, watching people shuffle back and forth in front of the car just before midnight. As he watched, a gunman raised a weapon and began to fire, so the driver then sprang into action.

According to the Chicago Tribune, 22-year-old Everardo Custodio allegedly “began firing into the crowd,” and the Uber driver fired back. He fired a total of “six shots at Custodio,” striking him three times and wounding him in “the shin, thigh, and lower back.” The attempted mass shooting was over and the the only injuries were to Custodio.

Earlier this year, Breitbart News posted a list of example of armed citizens using guns to defend their lives and the lives of others. The examples were drawn from events that occurred between November 30, 2014, and January 13, 2015.

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Nov. 30—A Washington state mother shot an alleged home invader to save her children.

Dec. 8—A veteran confined to walker used a gun to stop a home invasion.

Dec. 9—An Antioch, California, homeowner opened fire on two home invaders.

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Dec. 19—A 14-year-old shot and killed an intruder to save his grandparents.

Dec. 20—A man used a handgun in self-defense when confronted by an armed robber outside an Ohio mall. He killed the would-be robber, ending the attack.

Dec. 26—A Good Samaritan witnessed a domestic attack, pulled a pistol, and held the man at gunpoint until police arrived.

Dec. 27—A home invader put a gun to a woman’s neck in Memphis. The invader was shot and killed by the homeowner.

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Dec. 28—A Bucks County, Pennsylvania, resident shot an intruder who broke through the glass door of her apartment.

Dec. 29—A home invader was shot and killed after a pregnant woman helped fight him off.

Dec. 30—A pastor shot a man who attacked him inside a church.

Dec. 30—A Texas fireworks stand owner used a gun to shoot and stop armed robbers.

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Jan. 9—Four armed robbers stormed a women’s gun store in Shawnee, Kansas, and the co-owner’s life was spared when her husband intervened by opening fire on the suspects.

Jan. 10—A California homeowner survived an initial attack by a home invader, retrieved a gun, and held the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived.

Jan. 11—A man put a gun to a Papa John’s Pizza delivery woman’s head she pulled her own gun and shot him in the face.

Jan. 12—An armed robber in a Milwaukee barber shop was shot and killed by a patron with a concealed carry license and a handgun.

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Jan. 13—An armed Taco Bell robber ordered a would-be victim to drop his pants, but the victim pulled his gun instead and shot the robber dead.

These are all examples of how guns saved the lives of people that legally carried weapons and used them to defend life, liberty, and possessions. This is a no brainer, folks. When are we going to wake up?

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A Papa John’s pizza delivery driver used a gun to save her life, but in doing so violated the company’s policy on firearms at the workplace.

However, she’ll get to keep her job, Papa John’s confirmed.

Delivering food can be dangerous because people on the job are often targeted by muggers. A Papa John’s pizza deliverer in the Atlanta area was mugged at gunpoint, possibly by the same person who ordered the pizza, according to news reports.

Her attacker allegedly forced her from her car at gunpoint and made her lie on the ground. That’s when she pulled out her own gun and shot him in the face.

An accomplice stole her car and remains at large. The injured suspect was charged with armed robbery.

Gun laws in the state of Georgia are likely on her side. Legislators passed a bill in July that gives Georgia gun owners the legal right to defend themselves against a violent attack.

Papa John’s called the shooting “a tragic event,” and said that the safety of its employees is a top priority. However, the company said its policy “prohibits employees from utilizing firearms in the performance of their duties. We plan no changes to our current policy.”

But even though the worker violated the gun policy, the company decided not to fire her.

“Upon investigation and considering the specific facts of the situation, we have reassigned the employee to work in the store and are offering her counseling to help her recuperate from the incident,” said Papa John’s, which wouldn’t identify the worker.

Police in Dekalb County, Georgia, were unavailable for comment.

This isn’t the first time that a Papa John’s employee was victimized at work. Back in October, Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter attended a memorial service in Tennessee for an employee who was shot to death while getting robbed on the job.

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Despite 'no weapons' policies, some pizza delivery drivers pack guns

In the U.S., major pizza chains including Domino's, Pizza Hut, and Papa John's, have corporate policies against employees, including pizza delivery drivers, carrying guns while on store premises. However, that doesn't mean that drivers don't pack pistols along with the pepperoni pizza they're delivering.

According to the Daily Caller "despite most national chains' prohibitions, it is common for delivery drivers to carry guns on the job." As Dayton police officer Strehle argues: "If you're working a $10 or $15 an hour job, some drivers think [carrying a gun] is worth the risk of getting fired." On the subreddit TalesFromThePizzaGuy, many drivers admitted to not only carrying guns but also knives, pepper spray, tasers, and even baseball bats for self-defense.

Despite the no weapons policy, whether gun-toting drivers lose their jobs depends on the franchise. In 2008, when a Des Moines Pizza Hut driver shot an armed robber who put a gun to his head, Pizza Hut fired him (although he received two months pay and counseling), setting off a local boycott. However, in 2015, when a Papa John's delivery driver who was mugged at gunpoint shot her assailant in the face, she was transferred to behind-the-counter work (while also receiving counseling).


Papa John’s Pizza Delivery Woman With Gun in Her Face, Shoots Bad Guy in The Head

Papa John’s Pizza Delivery Woman With Gun in Her Face, Shoots Bad Guy in The Head AmmoLand Gun News

Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- On January 11 2015, a robbery suspect put a gun to the head of a DeKalb County, Georgia pizza delivery woman, ordered her to the ground, and got shot in the face when the woman pulled her own gun in self-defense.

According to Channel 2 Action News, police found the suspect–24-year-old Donquaz Devon Stevenson–“nearby with a gunshot wound to his face.” He “was arrested and charged with armed robbery.”

A second, “unidentified” suspect is now being sought. This suspect allegedly fled the scene in a “silver 2000 Honda Accord” when the delivery woman pulled her gun and fired at the first suspect.

The delivery woman was not injured but is concerned that she may be punished by Papa John’s because she “carried… a gun for protection.”

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In light of the Democrat-sponsored gun control following the San Bernardino attack, it is crucial to remember the important role armed citizens play in keeping themselves and others safe.

Perhaps no example illustrates this better than that of the Uber driver who pulled his handgun and stopped an attempted mass shooting in Chicago on April 17.

The driver had a concealed carry permit, so he was carrying his gun legally. And the fact that he had the gun with him prevented injury to innocents at the very least, and perhaps saved numerous lives on top of that.

Breitbart News reported that the driver was sitting in his car on Milwaukee Avenue, watching people shuffle back and forth in front of the car just before midnight. As he watched, a gunman raised a weapon and began to fire, so the driver then sprang into action.

According to the Chicago Tribune , 22-year-old Everardo Custodio allegedly “began firing into the crowd,” and the Uber driver fired back. He fired a total of “six shots at Custodio,” striking him three times and wounding him in “the shin, thigh, and lower back.” The attempted mass shooting was over and the the only injuries were to Custodio.

Numerous similar examples exist—examples largely overlooked by a Democratic Party fixated on making it harder for citizens to get the guns they need for self-defense.

For instance, just one month before the armed Uber driver saved the day in Chicago, a concealed permit holder saved adults and children when a gunman opened fire in a Philadelphia barber shop. Bretibart News reported that the concealed permit holder was walking past the barber shop on March 22 when he heard the sounds of gunfire inside. Instead of running away, the concealed permit holder ran inside and shot the would-be mass shooter in the chest, fatally wounding him.

According to NBC Philadelphia, police said the 40-year-old suspect who opened fire in the barer shop was randomly shooting at “customers and barbers” before the concealed permit holder intervened.

Earlier this year, Breitbart News posted a list of example of armed citizens using guns to defend their lives and the lives of others. The examples were drawn from events that occurred between November 30, 2014, and January 13, 2015.

Nov. 30—A Washington state mother shot an alleged home invader to save her children.

Dec. 8—A veteran confined to walker used a gun to stop a home invasion.

Dec. 9—An Antioch, California, homeowner opened fire on two home invaders.

Dec. 19—A 14-year-old shot and killed an intruder to save his grandparents.

Dec. 20—A man used a handgun in self-defense when confronted by an armed robber outside an Ohio mall. He killed the would-be robber, ending the attack.

Dec. 26—A Good Samaritan witnessed a domestic attack, pulled a pistol, and held the man at gunpoint until police arrived.

Dec. 27—A home invader put a gun to a woman’s neck in Memphis. The invader was shot and killed by the homeowner.

Dec. 28—A Bucks County, Pennsylvania, resident shot an intruder who broke through the glass door of her apartment.

Dec. 29—A home invader was shot and killed after a pregnant woman helped fight him off.

Dec. 30—A pastor shot a man who attacked him inside a church.

Dec. 30—A Texas fireworks stand owner used a gun to shoot and stop armed robbers.

Jan. 9—Four armed robbers stormed a women’s gun store in Shawnee, Kansas, and the co-owner’s life was spared when her husband intervened by opening fire on the suspects.

Jan. 10—A California homeowner survived an initial attack by a home invader, retrieved a gun, and held the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived.

Jan. 11—A man put a gun to a Papa John’s Pizza delivery woman’s head she pulled her own gun and shot him in the face.

Jan. 12—An armed robber in a Milwaukee barber shop was shot and killed by a patron with a concealed carry license and a handgun.

Jan. 13—An armed Taco Bell robber ordered a would-be victim to drop his pants, but the victim pulled his gun instead and shot the robber dead.

These real accounts of armed citizens using guns defensively are literally a fraction of the similar stories that could be listed. So it stands to reason that the war on the Second Amendment is a war on the ability of such citizens to continue to defend their lives and the lives of others.


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Criminal Justice Quote: Drug Drones

On January 21, 2015, police in Tijuana, Mexico said that a drone overloaded with methamphetamine crashed into a supermarket parking lot. The authorities were alerted after the drone fell the night before near the San Ysidro crossing at Mexico's border with California.

Six packets of the drug, weighing more than six pounds, were taped to the six-propeller remote controlled aircraft…Authorities are investigating where the flight originated and who was controlling it. This was not the first time drug enforcement officers had encountered drones used for smuggling contraband across the border. Other efforts include catapults, ultra-light aircraft and tunnels….

"Drone Overloaded With Meth Crashes in Mexico Border City," Associated Press, January 22, 2015

89-Year-Old Murder Suspect Dies

An 89-year-old man charged with fatally beating his 86-year-old roommate at a Buffalo area assisted living facility has died. Chester Rusek's attorney said he died Wednesday January 21, 2015 in the lockup at Erie County Medical Center where he was being treated for medical problems.

The authorities had charged Rusek with manslaughter in the November 2012 killing of Salvatore Trusello. Rusek had used a 2-pound magnet to pummel Trusello as he lay in his bed at a senior living community in the town of Tonawanda. The victim died a month after the assault…Investigators believe Rusek attacked Mr. Trusello because he thought his roommate was stealing from him.

"89-Year-Old Man Charged With Killing 86-Year-Old Roommate Dies," Associated Press, January 23, 2015


Cartoon County MN- The lunacy of it all.

Papa John’s Pizza stands by employee who shot armed robber in self defense Published January 15, 2015 FoxNews.com This image shows Donquaz Stevenson, 24, who police say attempted to rob a Papa John’s pizza delivery woman at gunpoint. (DeKalb County Police Department) Papa John’s Pizza is standing by a pizza delivery woman who opened fire Sunday [&hellip]

Kinda sounds like business as usual for Illinois, doesn’t it? After all, 4 of the last 7 governors are in jail…..

Illinois struggling to fire high-paid corrections official with gang ties, criminal past By Scott Reeder Published January 15, 2015 Illinois News Network May 29, 2013: Unidentified man stands behind prison bars. Illinois officials still want to fire a man with a troubled work history, criminal convictions and a history of street gang affiliations from his [&hellip]

Gun control in France. Colion Noir makes a lot of sense.

Pro-Gun Advocate’s Impassioned Video for Gun-Control Advocates and ‘Clueless Talking Heads’: If You Like the First Amendment, You Better Defend the Second Jan. 15, 2015 12:03pm Jonathon M. Seidl Colion Noir has made himself a household name when it comes to the Second Amendment. But while he usually delivers messages to gun supporters, he just [&hellip]