Skip to comments.Slaying of Domino's delivery driver appears to be random carjacking, employer says
Posted on 09/22/2014 6:04:46 PM PDT by BBell
The overnight slaying of a Domino's Pizza delivery driver in an apparent Mid-City carjacking left the victim's co-workers devastated and his employer furious about the level of violence on New Orleans' streets.
"It just doesn't make any sense to me," said Glenn Mueller, CEO of local Domino's franchisee RPM Pizza LLC. "We, as the citizens of New Orleans, need to take back our city. This could have happened to anybody. We really need to make our community safer."
New Orleans police said the 35-year-old employee had just delivered a pizza to a regular customer at an apartment building in the 2800 block of St. Louis Street when he was shot minutes after midnight early Monday morning. The man's black 2004 Toyota Corolla, bearing Louisiana license plate VUH283, was stolen and the man died in the street from multiple gunshot wounds.
On top of the $2,500 reward being offered by Crimestoppers for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect or suspects, Mueller said his company and the parent Domino's Pizza corporation were offering an additional $7,500 reward.
Mueller said the shooting would be investigated by his own company's security chief as well as by a Domino's corporate security team flying in Monday. He said an initial review indicated the driver had followed company security protocols by carrying less than $20 between deliveries. He said the driver's personal vehicle was not bearing a Domino's Pizza car-topper sign when it was stolen.
"We'll go through and see what can possibly be done in our safety procedures, that's something that Domino's Pizza really prides itself on," Mueller said. "But in this particular case, it seems the safety policies were followed. It was a regular customer, and it just seemed to be a random carjacking."
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Are the drivers forbidden from carrying firearms for their own protection?
is this a company that fires its employees if they are armed as they make deliveries?
Any large corporation will have one. With $1.8b in annual sales, Domino's is no mom and pop operation.
Who does not provide protection to people delivering pizza. But OTOH if the delivery person had a weapon to defend themselves they would have been fired.
It's injun territory.
You couldn’t pay me enough money to be a delivery guy in a city full of Holders people.
Hell no. And on top of the murders and carjackings, they don't even tip.
Let me guess: NOLA built a bunch of affordable housing three years after Katrina.
Dominos doesn’t do back alley deliveries.
Just about every corporation does. Until states pass laws (that pass constitutional muster) applying the Castle doctrine to corporate employees acting in their capacity as agents for their employers, corporations will continue firing armed employees. Large corporations make a very attractive target for ambulance chasers suing them on behalf of the families of the dead perps. An alternative would be to require corporations to pay large sums of money to the families of employees killed while on official business.
Yes they are
I don’t think places like Newark NJ have food delivery; any pizza or Chinese food places I’ve seen don’t mention delivery, and I’ve never seen delivery cars driving around.
In my town (and neighboring towns), just across a river from Newark, our places don’t deliver there. Towing companies don’t take calls there, either.
I guess allowing you to survive the delivery is the tip.
Well then, no harm, no foul...
My neighbor retired from Bell South (at&t). There were neighborhoods in NOLA that Bell South would not go in without a police escort and the police would stay the entire time the techs were working.
Yep. Pretty much.
And I now regret being flippant in my previous comment. This is a sad story. Some dude out there trying to earn a living is murdered for what, maybe $20 and a 10-year old car that was quickly abandoned? Yet it's just another day in the ghetto.
Life means nothing to these animals. I honestly don't know why anyone would open any kind of business in the 'hood. Let 'em starve.
Just the cost of doing business in the city, you lose a few along the way. /sarcasm
Had the driver shot the perp, Holder would be all over it. As it is, it will be forgotten by tomorrow.
I can believe that; I couldn’t imagine having to go into these hell-holes for work. You always have to leave someone g uarding the truck; you’d need at least four guys for the most basic repairs.
I take it the delivery guy is white. if so he had 3 strikes going in...white, delivery person, and not armed.
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