Pizza Deliveryman Speaks Out About Pistol Whipping From Thugs

By Jeff Neumeyer

May 22, 2013 Updated May 22, 2013 at 6:30 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) --- You pull up to an apartment building to deliver pizzas, and they stick a gun in your face.

A Fort Wayne man told police he went through such an experience late Tuesday night during an unnerving armed robbery.

34-year old Jason Anderson suffered a back injury and got his face cut when he was pistol whipped, but he's alive and rooting for police to catch the crooks.

“All we're doing is trying to do our job just like the cops do their job. We never know what we're going to roll up on, and then crap like this," said Anderson, who had just started working for "Pizza by Vito's" three weeks ago.

On this occasion, it felt like trial by fire.

About 11:30 p.m., he got the call to deliver two pizzas to an apartment building on Stardale Drive.

When he showed to make the drop off nobody was home.

But four thugs were there to greet him.

" That's when they came up out of the corner, gun to the face pushed down. At that point, I'm like, look, we don't carry money, you want your pizza, take it," Anderson said.

They did take the pizzas, plus his pricey iPhone and knocked his expensive glasses off his face, destroying them.

Was he frightened?

" Not really. I'd faced down a gun before. To be quite frank about it, all it did was piss me off."

Though it wasn't a walk in the park, during the ordeal he was able to slip into the car and drive away before they grabbed his wallet.

Before he could flee, though, one of the men cut Anderson's cheek with the barrel of a gun.

His car got dinged up during the heist.

He says there's no insurance coverage for the emergency room visit, and so far, nobody's been arrested.

We asked if he's now reconsidering the risks of delivering pizzas after dark in a tough part of town.

" You play Russian Roulette when you leave your house every day. It's nothing to be scared of. We're all human beings. But people like this need to go down hard," Anderson said.

He’s new to this job, but not really new to the pizza delivery business.

He says he did it for a few years, left the business for seven years, before coming back three weeks ago.

He claims after what happened in the robbery, he actually went on making other deliveries for a couple more hours, before he went to the hospital, suggesting he’s not going to be scared off easily by one dicey run-in with thugs.

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