It must be hell to be a delivery driver for Domino’s Pizza. Drunk frat parties, crummy tips, driving in inclement weather and operating under the fear that defending your life could get your suspended or fired.
At approximately 11:20 p.m., on a Saturday night delivery in the 1400 block of Springwood Drive near Mesquite Metropolitan Airport in Dallas, TX, a Domino’s Pizza employee told police he was just doing his job when two armed teenagers attempted to rob him.
One of the suspects fired a shot from his handgun at the driver, police spokesman Lt. Brian Parrish said. The delivery driver, obviously fearing for his life, pulled his own firearm and returned fire.
The driver shot one of the 16-year-old robbery suspects, who was found nearby and later died. He was identified by the Dallas County medical examiner’s office as Wayne Osborne.
The other 16-year-old was arrested on an aggravated robbery charge.
“The loss of a student’s life is always tragic and heartbreaking, regardless of the circumstances,” a statement from the deceased suspect’s school district read. “Mesquite ISD’s thoughts and prayers are with this child’s family as well as the students and staff members of John Horn High School.”
Obviously a bright child, since the police report the house where the pizza was being delivered was vacant, and speculate the teens ordered the pizza with the intent to commit armed robbery by luring the delivery driver, and his cash bag, to the location.
Smart enough to carry out attempted armed robbery, but not smart enough to know it’s illegal and a good way to get shot and killed.
Police also confirmed the delivery driver does not possess a handgun license and could face a charge of unlawfully carrying a weapon.