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Pizza Delivery Man Shoots, Fends Off Would-Be Robbers

Thursday, October 23, 2008



LUFKIN, Texas — A pizza delivery man who was taking an order to a house in East Texas pulled out a gun and opened fire on two would-be robbers, police said.

One of the alleged robbers was hospitalized after getting shot in the back, Lufkin police said. The Papa John's pizza delivery man, who's licensed to carry a handgun, wasn't hurt.

The shooting was Tuesday night, after the delivery man walked up to a house and rang a doorbell, Lufkin police said. It turned out the house was vacant and two armed men approached him from the side of the house, The Lufkin Daily News reported Thursday. The delivery man drew a .22 caliber Derringer and fired two shots, and the assailants ran away, police said.

It appears unlikely the delivery man will face any charges since he "was defending himself at the time of the shooting," Lufkin Police Lt. David Young said.

A call placed to the restaurant and a call to the chain's corporate headquarters in Louisville, Ky., weren't immediately returned Thursday.

Police said Johnx R. Greer, 18, was arrested at a hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the back. He's been charged with aggravated robbery and was being held in the Angelina County Jail on a $100,000 bond. His attorney, John Tunnell, did not return a call Thursday.

The other suspect hasn't been found.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,443822,00.html
 

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Is it just me that thinks this: A person who carries a .22 cal pistol is not willing/able to kill someone in self defense.

I'd say a .32 ACP is minimum for self-defense, or better yet .38 ACP for a minimum.
 

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Good point. The actual lyric is "a .32 gun in his pocket full of fun". Although the Israeli Massoud use suppressed .22 pistols to assassinate people all the time. Ground troops also used suppressed Ruger 22's for crowd control with the intention of hitting rioters in the legs. That backfired when the troops hit people in the chest instead, killing them more often than not.

http://www.ruger1022.com/docs/israeli_sniper.htm
 
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