In a win for those who profess to believe in concealed carry permits at work, an unidentified pizza delivery employee in Decatur, Ga., was approached while in her vehicle by a man later identified as Donquaz Stevenson and told to exit her vehicle and lay on the ground. While Mr. Stevenson was allegedly attempting to rob her she pulled a Clint Eastwood move and turned over and shot Mr. Stevenson in the face. Stevenson then fled the scene and was later arrested down the street. No word on his condition was available, but it sure had to be serious to get shot in the face. The unidentified woman was later cleared to go back to work by Papa Johns pizza.
According to Papa Johns pizza, employees and or delivery drivers are not allowed to carry weapons on their person or in the store. The unidentified woman was reassigned to a store position pending the outcome of the investigation.
“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,” the statement read. “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.”
Numerous advocates of open carry and concealed carry claim that as long as people are allowed to carry guns, that this type of activity would offer some protection to those who would otherwise possibly be hurt or killed if they had nothing with which to defend themselves with. In the case of the unidentified employee, she is probably feeling that the gun she carried saved her from a serious fate or becoming another fatal statistic.
As for Donquaz Stevenson, no word on how he feels about the matter. However it has been noted on several occasions that lawsuits have been filed in such cases where the armed robber collects large damage awards based upon being injured while robbing stores or those who work for retail establishments. The gist of their arguments usually are that as long as there was a policy in place that didn’t allow employees to carry guns, that their injuries while robbing them could in fact be quite hefty against the company for allowing them to be injured while committing said robbery by any armed employee. Strange but very true.