For all those liberals out there that constantly say, “just show me one ‘good guy with a gun’ story, here is another among what are actually hundreds!
A pizza deliveryman in Philadelphia saved his car and likely his own life when he shot a would-be carjacker six times.
The 39-year-old pizza guy was delivering food on H Street just before 7:40 p.m. on Jan. 28, when an armed man approached him and tried to steal his car, WPVI-TV reported.
The pizza man, who has a valid concealed carry permit, drew his gun and blasted the 23-year-old attacker, cops told the station. The failed thief returned fire but didn’t hit the victim, WPVI said.
The would-be carjacker was driven to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, according to the station.
There have already been 90 carjackings in Philadelphia this year as officials in the City of Brotherly Love ramp up patrols to fight a surge in vehicle crime, WPVI stated.
Last year, there were 757 carjackings — up from 404 in 2020, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. This shooting was the second time since the beginning of the year a potential carjacking victim flipped the script and opened fire on the person trying to steal their car.
On Jan. 14, a 60-year-old man shot a 16-year-old in both legs after the teenager tried to take his car in the West Mount Airy neighborhood, according to the Inquirer. More than a dozen shots were exchanged when the botched theft turned violent, but the victim wasn’t injured.
The man, who was licensed to carry the weapon, didn’t face any charges for shooting the teen, the newspaper reported.