Why I am here

Why I am here

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    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!


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    lol, never heard of a person asking the driver to take an order (while they are delivering). you can never be too careful! welcome!
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    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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    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!
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    Good move!
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    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.
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    Welcome to the forum!
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    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!!!
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    Pizza Delivery. Dangerous job these days.
    Glad that worked out OK. It could easily have been worse.

    "I figured I had better save up a little dough"

    That should be EASY since you work for a pizza place.

    Sorry! I couldn't resist.

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    Consider getting pepper spray in a container of 1 oz or more to keep handy for those moments that may occur like this last one. Most of the larger pizza companies prohibit their drivers from carrying concealed firearms. You do have a dangerous job so be careful and if it dosen't feel right go with your feelings an get out of the area ASAP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    "I figured I had better save up a little dough"

    That should be EASY since you work for a pizza place.

    Sorry! I couldn't resist.
    Beat me to it!

    +1 OP, get your permit and carry. I am in the same situation, and my permit is on the way.

    Oh, and my XD is on layaway
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    From: Arkansas Code Annotated 5-73-101 through 5-73-
    402.

    ...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...
    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.

    But at the end of the day, I'd rather be tried by 12 than carried by 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCWFlaRuger View Post
    But at the end of the day, I'd rather be tried by 12 than carried by 6.
    That's all I have to say on the matter.

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    Sounds like you did well. I'm pretty sure you can get cash off your VISA!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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