Pizza Employee Foils Robbery

A man didn't have much success early Thursday morning in Lexington when he tried to rob a Pizza Hut employee at gunpoint.

Police say the would-be robber approached the employee outside the restaurant's Richmond Road location near South Locust Hill.

The man demanded the employee's money but police say the employee refused.

The robber had a handgun and was wearing dark clothing.

Police searched the area and couldn't find the suspect.


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  • by Stephanie on May 21, 2008 at 03:46 PM
    Well, the stats may show that your chances of living go up, but what the stats can't show is that if we stop handing the cash over every time they say "Gimme your money" then maybe it will not be so easy to rob someone. If they know that there is going to be, at the very least, a struggle involved, then maybe they will rethink it. Many people who rob others couldn't ever shoot them and probably dont even have a loaded gun. The ones who do shoot are the ones who are heartless and human life means little to them anyway and they will kill simply for the thrill. So my point is, if banks and stores, etc. stop just handing over the cash, then the "wimpy" robbers would stop. I would never rob a bank, but if I was going to, I would be more likely to go in and talk bad and imply I had a weapon if I knew it was going to make them hand over wads of cash. Whereas, if they looked at me and said "no" then I would be forced to turn around and leave b/c I could never hurt them despite my threat.
  • by Wow Location: RIchmond on May 21, 2008 at 12:43 PM
    @Stephanie on May 21, 2008 Stats show if you comply to a robber your chances of living go way way up. Especially if your unarmed facing a loaded gun. But I know of at least one punk doing 10yrs for sodomy and attempted robbery with an unloaded gun. So in some cases it would have worked better to have run away. Personally I wouldnt take a job that didnt allow employees to carry concealed with a state permit. After all delivery men and cabbies are targets that arent allowed by company to be armed. Yet no armed trucks or cops cars are every stolen or their drivers robbed.
  • by Frank Location: Somerset on May 21, 2008 at 12:37 PM
    What I think is so bad is that these pizza companies don't allow drivers to be armed. Alot of these robberies would stop if they new the pizza man was packing heat. Of course some of us still pack anyway!! :)
  • by Stephanie on May 21, 2008 at 09:54 AM
    You know, if everyone refused to just hand over money, then maybe there wouldnt be so many robberies. Most people who have the guns have no intentions of using them--they just know that possession of one will get the money they want. While it is probably not the safest move, I have to say that I would have done the same thing. Luckily, I have never been robbed, or I would probably be dead. My first reaction is to get mad--before reason or reality sets in and I wouldnt give them the money, no matter what the amount. How dare them think they can just wave a gun and take money I have worked for. One of two things would happen: I would get shot or he would get an (edited) whoopin.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on May 21, 2008 at 05:49 AM
    Will Pizza Hut management now fire the employee? After all standing up for what is right can be against policy. Do Right and Accept the Consequences!
  • by Anonymous on May 21, 2008 at 05:43 AM
    lol, this guy must have really valued his job to not fork over $100 and risk his life.

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