Heroes don’t always wear capes sometimes; they drive around with lighted pizza signs affixed to the top of their vehicles.
Last night, while a 39-year-old male was making an honest living in the crime-ridden, Democrat-run city of Philadelphia, a violent, armed carjacker, who are a dime a dozen in the so-called “City of Brotherly Love” decided it was his right to steal the pizza deliveryman’s vehicle.
The armed pizza deliveryman acted quickly, putting an end to a potentially deadly crime against him and possibly against his next victim as well.
Unfortunately, for the armed man criminal who approached the pizza deliveryman and tried to steal his car, the pizza man, who had a concealed carry permit, drew his gun and blasted the 23-year-old attacker six times, cops told WPVI. The failed thief returned fire but didn’t hit the victim, WPVI said.
NYP reports – According to the station, the would-be carjacker was driven to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.
There have already been 90 carjackings in Philadelphia this year as officials in the City of Brotherly Love ramp up patrols to fight a surge in vehicle crime, WPVI stated.
Last year, there were 757 carjackings — up from 404 in 2020, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Thursday’s shooting was the second time this month a potential carjacking victim flipped the script and opened fire on the person trying to steal their car.
On January 4th, we reported about another armed citizen who saved his life and possibly the lives of many others.
100 Percent Fed Up reported – a Lyft driver in Philadelphia (almost) fell victim to a carjacking in the middle of the day, but luckily was carrying a gun and shot both criminals
The 38-year-old Lyft driver was rear-ended by a Honda in a very public area and, when he stopped his car, the carjacker ran up with an automatic rifle and pointed it at the driver. The driver and woman in his passenger seat both got out and the carjacker got it. When the criminal started to drive off, the Lyft driver – who had a concealed carry permit – shot at the carjacker and hit him twice in the torso.
The second suspect, still in the Honda, tried to run over the Lyft driver, prompting the driver to fire again. This criminal suffered a gunshot wound on his right side.
In a statement from Philadelphia PD’s Chief Inspector Scott Small, he expresses how fortunate the victim was to have had a weapon on him for protection. “Fortunately our… victim wasn’t shot because he had a rifle put to him,” said Small, “and our Lyft driver had a weapon that he used and shot both of the perpetrators.”
It is becoming increasingly important for delivery/transportation drivers to have personal protection against the all too common carjackings that are taking place. “[T]his case again illustrates why so many delivery drivers, food delivery drivers, … Uber and Lyft drivers are all running to gun stores and getting legal guns because this is what’s happening on a daily basis all around the country,” said Keeley.
As carjackings continue to make these bold attacks, it is increasingly important for these drivers to have weapons not only for personal protection but also to protect their passengers and nearby civilians.