Friday, October 01, 2010

This Guy Will Probably Be Fired By Pizza Hut

Because Yum Brands doesn't like their delivery drivers to be anything but defenseless victims. Charlotte victims fight back with deadly force -
The delivery driver for Pizza Hut started carrying a gun to work, he says, after being robbed twice in two years.

He says the fact that he had his Glock 22 under his shirt on Monday saved his life when two armed would-be robbers attacked him at the restaurant.

The driver, who asked that his name not be used out of fear for his safety, shot and killed the two men. They were identified as Gregory James Hardy and Dauntrae Wallace, both 21 and both convicted felons.
[Note: GLOCK 22 is chambered in .40 S&W. And GLOCK is misspelled if it isn't capitalized.]

Pizza Hut routinely fires people who defend themselves legally. Which is one of the reasons I don't like to patronize any of the Yum Brands restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Long John Silver's).
It's the third Charlotte-area case in two weeks in which an apparent robbery target used deadly force against a would-be assailant.
Better armed, better informed citizens have apparently given up on the delusion that the police can keep them safe.

Self-defense is a human right, and in North Carolina it is your legal right. Too bad Pizza Hut doesn't think its employees have that right.


Hecate said...

Too bad the Pizza Hut driver in Omaha who was stabbed to death for less than $30 didn't have a gun, along with the skills and will to use it. He'd be way better off fired than dead.

Zendo Deb said...

But that guy in Omaha was doing EXACTLY what the company wants its employees to do.

Self-defense is dangerous! At least that's what Yum Brands thinks.

You have to hope that the family of the guy in Omaha will sue. Not that they would win.