Friday, April 1, 2011

Pizza man robbed in Texas

A pizza delivery man in Waco, Texas, recently got much more than he bargained for after he left the store. Police say two men knocked the employee unconscious and then robbed him, CBS affiliate KYTX reports.

The incident occurred at night when the victim, a Domino's employee, left the store to make a delivery at what appeared to be a legitimate address. However, upon arriving at the location, he discovered that there was no house - just an open field. According to the news source, two men approached him and knocked him in the head. After he was on the ground, the two men stole the delivery man's money as well as the pizza.

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the robbery and other violent crime rate has been declining since 1994, but is still at a significant level. In 2009, there were about 16.9 instances per 1,000 people in the United States.

Whether one is a pizza delivery person or a mail carrier, pepper spray can be a great way to boost personal safety. Experts suggest keeping the device in an easy-to-reach location so that it can be used quickly if it ever becomes necessary.

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