Why I am here
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July 2nd, 2010 02:34 AM
Why I am here
I deliver pizza, no surprise that it's a dangerous job. I was unemployed for 11 months prior to this job so I'm not complainin' too much.
Anyway, I bought an XD to carry last Sunday so I'm a little strapped on cash for the permit/class. They're having one July 6th and I figured I had better save up a little dough first since there'll be another one next month. After tonight I'm wondering if they accept Visa (not likely, but the thought crossed my mind). I found this forum while searching for a holster
Tonight as I was driving slow looking for an address, a guy that was on his porch threw up his arms and hollared at me. I thought it might be his house that I was looking for so I slowed down. He said something about wanting a pizza and I asked him if this was 416?
I saw on one of the houses next door was 607 so I figured it wasn't the right place and eased away.
He came off his porch, and approached. He said Hey come back, called me some pet name (sweet thing or something, common in the south) and said he just wanted to order a pizza. Except that he was coming out into the street so I wasn't sticking around to find out what he REALLY wanted.
(BTW, this happened 2 streets over from where I live.)
He didn't appear armed and didn't say anything really threatening, but like I said, I was out of there! Fortunately the house numbers on that street are really spread out and I was several streets away when I made my delivery. If he had followed me I just wouldn't have stopped.
Ya never know what is gonna happen!
July 2nd, 2010 08:32 AM
lol, never heard of a person asking the driver to take an order (while they are delivering). you can never be too careful! welcome!
July 2nd, 2010 09:14 AM
Yeah, I've seen the type. He was probably drunk or high on drugs. Good thing you didn't stop. Get your permit as soon as you can.
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July 2nd, 2010 09:17 AM
Let him write down the number on your 'hood-ornamint thingy' and go deliver your order.
If your 'spidy-sense' was tingling it may have been for good reason.
Be careful out there and stay safe!
"Just getting a concealed carry permit means you haven't commited a crime yet. CCP holders commit crimes." Daniel Vice, senior attorney for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, quoted on Fox & Friends, 8 Jul, 2008
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July 2nd, 2010 09:21 AM
You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
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July 2nd, 2010 09:33 AM
Welcome to the forum. Hopefully, you're here for the knowlege these fine folks have to offer.
Sorry about your job situation but, hang in there...nothing lasts for ever. I'm a firm believer that good things happen to good people.
You did the right thing in this situation. You didn't say if you were armed (XD in the car or whatever is allowed in your state etc.) but, if the same thing happens again and you are, repeat the process.
"Everybody's got a plan, 'til they get hit".
July 2nd, 2010 10:20 AM
Blessed be the LORD my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. PSALM 144:1
I CLING to my guns and my Bible.
July 2nd, 2010 11:21 AM
Welcome to the forum! I delivered pizza in college. It can be a dangerous deal with the cash you end up carrying as the night goes on. Worst I had was a drunk guy that was easily persuaded to get off my car after I got out (I am not a small fella)...and of course the women that exposed herself to me at her door. God bless her!!!
Best Regards from Minnesota,
July 2nd, 2010 11:23 AM
"Someday someone may kill you with your own gun but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty."
"Leave the gun, take the cannoli."
July 2nd, 2010 02:36 PM
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July 2nd, 2010 04:10 PM
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - George Orwell
July 2nd, 2010 10:29 PM
That being said, It sounds like you may have legal precidence to carry for defense in your car while working, however, it would be wisest to consult an attorney.
From: Arkansas Code Annotated § 5-73-101 through § 5-73-
...The person is in his own dwelling or place of business or on
property in which he has a possessor or proprietary interest....
...Arkansas courts have held that there is a legal presumption
of fact that a loaded handgun under the front seat or in the glove
compartment of a car driven by the defendant has been placed there
as a weapon. This presumption may be refuted by proof offered by the
defendant, but it is a question of fact for the jury to decide whether
the handgun is carried as a weapon. Generally, law enforcement
authorities agree that an unloaded and cased handgun is not carried
as a weapon...
But at the end of the day, I'd rather be tried by 12 than carried by 6.
Oh, and welcome to DC!
"You will not rise to the occasion and you will not default to your level of training. You WILL ONLY default to the level of training you have mastered."
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July 2nd, 2010 11:46 PM
That's all I have to say on the matter.
Originally Posted by CCWFlaRuger
July 3rd, 2010 12:01 AM
Sounds like you did well. I'm pretty sure you can get cash off your VISA!
ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!
"A superior Operator is best defined as someone who uses his superior
judgement to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his