MOBILE, Alabama (WALA) - Bennett Dean, Jr. has worked for several pizza restaurants inMobile over the past ten years. He said there wasn't anythingspecial about the call that came in this weekend, but the deliveryturned out to be anything but routine.
"Got a delivery going to Elmira Street. I checked the deliveryout, got it down there," Dean said.
Dean said there were no lights on at the house, so he had to usehis spotlight to find the address.
"It's not uncommon for people to have their porch light off, butI wish they'd have it on, but when I got out I got maybe two orthree feet up the sidewalk, and when I got that far up he came outfrom the side of the porch and had a shotgun on me," Dean said.
Instead of panicking, Dean did something the robber wasn'texpecting.
"I dropped my pizza bag when I drew my weapon, and that got hisattention. He glanced to the side, and when he glanced, I just drewmy weapon, and he ran off, almost instantaneously," heexplained.
It's the good thing the would be robber ran off, because Deansaid he's not looking to hurt anyone, but he will shoot.
"I don't think he was expecting that. I suspect his gun probablywasn't even loaded, mine is," Dean added.
Dean said he started carrying his 9 millimeter a few years agoafter another robbery.
Dean believes the suspect is pretty young, maybe 16 to20-years-old.
"Hey I did something stupid, I'm not going to do it again," Deansaid.
Dean is just out doing his job. He's not looking for trouble,but if trouble calls, he's prepared.
The pizza restaurant has no policy against drivers carryingweapons.
Police say they have not found the suspect.
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