Skip to comments.Deliveryman: I Shot Man In Self-Defense(Fired from Pizza Hut for Saving his life from Thug!!)
Posted on 05/21/2004 10:26:28 AM PDT by NJ Freeper
A Pizza Hut deliveryman who police say fatally shot a man on the city's east side Monday night says he acted in self-defense.
Ronald Honeycutt, 38, of Carmel, says he had just delivered a pizza at the Oaks Apartments around 11 p.m. Monday when a man approached him with a gun.
Honeycutt (pictured, right), who was near his delivery van and had his own gun, fired 15 times at the man, later identified as Jerome Brown, 20, of Indianapolis. Brown was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
"The only thing I can do is protect myself, and if that means shooting somebody that intends to shoot you, so be it," Honeycutt told RTV6's Jack Rinehart Tuesday. "I'm sick of the crime and I'm sick of being victimized."
Honeycutt said that after the shooting, he picked up Brown's handgun and drove to a Pizza Hut, where sheriff's deputies took him into custody. Police questioned Honeycutt and then released him.
Pizza Hut, which has a policy forbidding deliverymen to carry weapons, fired Honeycutt soon after the shooting, Rinehart reported.
The county coroner's office Tuesday determined Brown died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Honeycutt said he used all the ammunition he had because Brown kept standing.
"The guy literally stood there the whole time with his arm up," Honeycutt said. "The whole time, I'm popping off rounds ... (and) the guy's still standing there after 15 rounds went off in him."
Honeycutt, who has a valid license to carry a firearm, said he planned to buy another handgun and go back to work with a different pizza business.
The Marion County prosecutor's office will review the case to determine whether Honeycutt acted in self-defense, Rinehart reported.
Better to lose your job than your life. Sounds like he needs to use a larger caliber, though.
Since pizza delivery is one of the most dangerous jobs, I don't blame him for packing heat.
I'm glad Pizza Hut(Pepsi Co.) publically announces they require their drivers to be unarmed. Now we know which ones will get robbed or murdered for six pizza coin, Pizza Hut employees.
If Pizza Hut knowingly allows delivery people to pack heat, they are open to law suits. If you want to FREEP someone, FREEP a Dimocrat who stuck us with judges who make protecting one's own life risky.
If you want to lose weight, boycott Pizza Hut.....
Most companies will fire you for packing or fighting back. They are afraid of liability.
I buy from Pizza hut all the freaking time. No more
May I suggest a .40 S&W COR-BON 135 gr with a 96%+ "One Shot Stopping Power". That should do the trick so he doesn't have to waste all of those rounds.
Very perceptive there, Dr. Quincy.
The only one's they are hurting are their profits at the expense of the delivery driver's safety. Their pizza wasn't that great anyway. Time to hit em where it hurts.
A fine choice. I favor a Charter Arms Bulldog loaded with Cor-Bon 165 gr. JHP's. To each his own.
Nope. He did just fine.
Emptied the clip & made sure the perp wasn't in any condition to whine to a criminal "court" about mistreatment and a civil "court" about compensation.
A well done, and a thank you to the dilivery man, and a screw you to Pizza Hut.
Next time use a .45.
Probably got a lot of over penetration with the 9mm, too.
If that's not worth freeping, then nothing is. Until the right to keep and bear arms and right to self-defense routinely bring out howling harpies like us (the way the "right" to engage in homosexual sex does), those of us who support the Second Amendment and the RKBA will remain second-class citizens.
Quislings who side with Pizza Hut on this one are no friends of liberty.
No, we need to force pizza Hut to change its stupid policy by making it plain that we would rather shop elsewhere.
If he didn't get fired the company would have to allow all employees the ability to register for a carry permit.
And wouldn't this be the best outcome for delivery employees everywhere?
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