GUN Police: Pizza man turns tables on thief

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  1. Jake!

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    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080329/NEWS/803290329

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    [/FONT][FONT=arial, helvetica][FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Police: Pizza man turns tables on thief[/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]
    By JACQUELINE LEE
    REGISTER STAFF WRITER
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    [FONT=arial, helvetica]An armed pizza deliveryman told Des Moines police that he shot a man who tried to rob him at gunpoint Thursday night outside a south-side apartment building.

    When officers arrived at the Sutton Hill Apartments, 2100 S.E. King Ave., the pizza man, James William Spiers, 38, had both handguns, and the wounded robber had fled empty-handed.

    The suspect, Kenneth Jimmerson, 19, was arrested when he later called for medical help. Jimmerson was hospitalized Friday with multiple gunshot wounds and faces a charge of first-degree robbery.
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    [FONT=arial, helvetica]Melanie Stout, 18, who allegedly placed the pizza order, was arrested for conspiracy.

    Spiers, who has a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon, escaped injury, although his bosses at Pizza Hut suspended him Friday until police sort out the details of the Thursday-night incident.

    "We have policy against carrying weapons," said Vonnie Walbert, vice president of human resources at Pizza Hut's corporate offices in Dallas. "We prohibit employees from carrying guns because we believe that that is the safest for everybody."
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    [FONT=arial, helvetica]Spiers, who drives for the Pizza Hut at 4100 S.E. 14th St., told police that when he arrived at the entrance of the building shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday, a man put a pistol to his head and demanded cash. Spiers said he grabbed the gun, simultaneously pulling his own weapon and opening fire. When the robber ran away, Spiers called police.

    Officers found Spiers in the parking lot shortly after 10:30 p.m. They said Spiers immediately raised his hands and knelt to the ground. A police report said Spiers told officers "that he had a gun in each of his front coat pockets."
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    [FONT=arial, helvetica]Investigators said Jimmerson later called dispatchers from a second-floor apartment in another building and said he had been shot. He was taken to Mercy Medical Center in serious condition. Police said he was hit by at least three bullets, one of which struck him in the side. Police said Jimmerson will be taken to the Polk County Jail when he is released from the hospital.

    Jimmerson's criminal record includes arrests for carrying a concealed weapon and criminal mischief in 2007, harassment in 2006, and assault in 2004.
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    [FONT=arial, helvetica]Stout, who told jail officials her address is 2150 S.E. King Ave., was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery. Her bond was set at $10,000. A representative for Hubbell Apartments, which manages the Sutton Hill complex, said neither Jimmerson nor Stout is listed as a tenant.

    Dennis Howe, who has delivered for Domino's Pizza the past three years, said Thursday's incident was a twist on the all-too-typical story. Police do not keep statistics, but a review of newspaper articles from the past few years shows numerous similar holdups in Des Moines, a few that resulted in injury to the driver.
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    [FONT=arial, helvetica]"I hate the thought of what happened, but pizza delivery people are easy targets," Howe said. "This was a bizarre turn of events."

    Howe's co-worker Kimberly Babis said Spiers should not have been armed on the job, no matter what the safety concern. She said most drivers have the right to refuse a delivery if they feel it could pose danger.

    "I don't understand why the pizza delivery guy had a gun," she said. "And even if the other guy was trying to rob him, it's a measly 20 bucks. At least that's how much our drivers have on them."
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    [FONT=arial, helvetica]Reporter Jacqueline Lee can be reached at (515) 284-8065 or [email protected]


    too bad the article quoted the moran at the end....

    he's to hoping they pass the shall-issue legislation currently in the state house :beer:
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  2. Jake!

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    Kenneth Jimmerson, 19, and Melanie Stout, 18, were arrested following the attempted robbery Thursday night of a Pizza Hut delivery driver in Des Moines. Police say the driver, James William Spiers, 38, shot Jimmerson during the alleged robbery attempt. Police say Stout called in the pizza order.
     
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    Too bad the delivery guy wasn't a better shot.
     
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    saxman Burninating the peasants

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    how can someone honestly say "I don't know why he would have a gun" right after the person was held with a gun to his head.


    THIS IS FUCKING WHY HE HAD A GUN!
     
  6. Slick26

    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    Iowa? OMG nothing happens in IOWA. What could you possibly need a gun and permit to carry it for in IOWA?
    You should only need things like that in large cities like NY or LA or Chicago, the only places crime really happens.



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    and of course those are the places you need a gun most, but can't carry one.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    Well, sort of. The RIGHT answer is "you need one everywhere" since crime can happen anywhere.
     
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    lol that rules
     
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    Exactly what I was going to say. Are these people retarded are something?
     
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    Yeah especially the robber.
    This will probably make an even bigger target on Pizza Hut employees now. Way to go
     
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    It's too bad the piece of shit didn't bleed out in a dirty AIDs infested ally.
     
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    iblawsuit against pizza hut because employee didn't follow the rules and carried this handgun anyway
     
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    sounds like gta or something lol
     
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    nozoki Hail to the king, baby.

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    And she acts like the driver shot the dirtbag just because he didn't want to give up his "measley 20 bucks". She is in for a real rude awakening one day when she finds out that people will kill you for the loose change in your pocket. And they'll kill you because you only had 20 bucks for them to steal. Clueless bitches like that really piss me off. This guy is probably only alive today because he broke the rules and carried his protection. These pizza places should be giving their drivers a free gun and ccw training as standard policy.
     

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