Pizza Delivery Man Shoots Customer Who Tried To Rob Him

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A pizza delivery man allegedly fatally shot a customer who attempted to rob him of more than just the pie on Sunday morning.

Pizza delivery man shoots robber

The event unfolded just before 12:45 a.m. in Houston, Texas, when the delivery driver, whose name has yet to be released, was stuck up at gunpoint at customer’s apartment while dropping off an order.

“A male was making a food delivery to the above address when he was confronted by a male suspect, who pointed a gun at him and demanded his cash,” the Houston Police Department said in a statement.

“Fearing for his life, the male pulled out his gun and fatally shot the suspect. The male remained at the scene and provided a statement to responding officers.”

Authorities are currently on the lookout for another individual believed to have fled the scene with a backpack. The second suspect is described as a black male wearing a white hoodie.

Fortunately, the pizza delivery man did not sustain any injuries during the attempted robbery.

Family of pizza delivery man’s victim wants to know why he was carrying a gun

While the identity of the deceased alleged robber has not been officially released by the police, local news outlet KHOU spoke to his brother, Ameer White, who identified the victim as 21-year-old Areyeh White.

Ameer raised questions about the circumstances leading to the shooting. “They say he was the pizza delivery guy, but we don’t have a receipt that he was buying a pizza,” Ameer questioned. “If you were the pizza delivery guy, why did you have a, why were you armed?”

The Houston Police are also perplexed about the incident. “We’re not sure how the pizza delivery went so wrong that somebody wound up getting shot,” Sgt. Mark Holbrook commented. “But that is what we’re investigating right now.”

In another pizza related crime, Missouri police disclosed that a man used a stolen credit card to order a pizza delivered to his residence just days following a burglary he allegedly committed.

Jacob C. Scholtes, 32, was implicated in the home invasion according to a probable cause statement from the St. Louis County Police Department.

Susie Wanner told reporters that her house was robbed on December 25, with Christmas presents and credit cards among the items stolen.

She said her husbands gifts – a box of cigars, whiskey glasses, and a hot sauce-making kit – were what the Grinch-like burglar snatched from under their tree.

Pizza connects burglar to home invasion

To add insult to injury, Scholtes used one of the credit cards he stole from the family to order a post-Christmas pizza two days later, but shockingly, that’s not when police arrested him.

It wasn’t until over two weeks later, when Scholtes committed another crime that law enforcement was able to connect him to the burglary.

On January 12, Scholtes reportedly broke into the South County Mall with the intention of stealing jewelry, only to be apprehended while attempting to flee on an electronic scooter.

Police ordered him to stop rolling away, but he ignored them and had to be tackled to the ground in order to prevent his e-scooter getaway.

Once in cuffs, Scholtes was found to be heavily armed, carrying a loaded Glock 23 firearm, a knife, pepper spray.

He was also outfitted with body armor and a false security badge, which was found on him along with the stolen jewelry.

Scholtes was only connected to the to the Christmas day burglary after data from his cellphone placed him at the scene of the crime.

A search of Scholtes’ residence on April 24 led to the discovery of one of the stolen presents, along with remnants of Christmas wrapping paper and a shipping label to Wanner’s address.

He allegedly told police that he knocked over the jewelry store in an effort to fund his child support payments.

The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office revealed that Scholtes was charged with first-degree burglary and three counts of stealing. He is being held in the Clayton County Jail on $30,000 bond.

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