Being a pizza delivery driver is a very dangerous job, considering how much cash they carry and the fact that they work mostly at night. For this reason, many drivers carry guns, oftentimes in direct violation of their franchise’s rules. They value their lives a little more than their job.
But out in California, gun control laws are a lot stricter than most other places. People don’t have as much of a tendency to “cling to their guns and religion” in California like they do in the South. And that takes its toll on people. It turns them into victims of violent crimes.
Here’s what happened to one Domino’s delivery driver in Antioch, a suburb of San Francisco and Oakland, according to CBS:
A Domino’s delivery woman was kidnapped and raped at gunpoint by a teen customer Sunday morning after trying to deliver him a pizza in Antioch, police said.
The woman, 22, was making the delivery on the 2800 block of Bluebell Circle at 11:20 a.m. when an armed 17-year-old male forced her back into her delivery car, Sgt. Dimitri Barakos told KPIX 5. The suspect forced her to drive to an undisclosed area where he raped her, Sgt. Barakos said. He fled the car on foot taking some of the victim’s personal property.
After the attack, the woman called police. At 1 p.m., Antioch police officers arrested the suspect at the same home where he had asked for the pizza to be delivered.
The suspect is in custody and will be charged with kidnapping, robbery and sexual assault, Sgt. Barakos said. His name was not released because he is a juvenile.
“It is unthinkable that something like this could happen to an innocent woman, simply trying to earn a living,” McIntyre said. “We are grateful for the Antioch Police Department’s swift action and we hope the person who committed this heinous crime is prosecuted and punished to the fullest extent of the law.”
If I were to even hint at suggesting that the woman arm herself, liberals would scoff in response and say her gun would only be used against her. They’d argue that a gun wouldn’t have helped her in this case; it would have made the problem worse.
I can’t know what would have happened if she had had a gun. But I do know that if she had one, she would’ve at least had a chance to defend herself. She would have been morally justified to take the kid’s life. All she needed was the right opportunity and the element of surprise.
Without a gun, she was completely at the young man’s mercy. She had no choice in the matter. Either comply with his every demand, or be shot.