Kidnapped pizza delivery driver freed when assailant finds little cash

March 6, 2003

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Carrying a limited amount of cash may have saved the life of a pizza delivery driver on March 5.

According to The Telegraph, Robert MacLeod, 39, a delivery driver from Warner Robins, was kidnapped at gunpoint, but left alone when the would-be robber found he was carrying a mere $15.

Just after completing a home delivery for Domino's Pizza, MacLeod opened the door of his 1993 Ford Ranger, parked in the customer's driveway, and saw a man crouched on the passenger-side floorboard, pointing a gun at him.

The man, estimated to be in his 20s, ordered MacLeod to get in and drive off, which he did.

"I was terrified," MacLeod said.

The man told MacLeod to pull over and then demanded his money. MacLeod complied and gave the man his bank. When the man opened the envelope, he found only $15 and threw it down angrily.

"When he realized how little money I had, I was convinced he'd shoot me -- that would be the moment I died," MacLeod said.

Instead, MacLeod said the man punched him once in the face, jumped out of the truck and fled.

MacLeod, who has delivered pizzas off and on since he was 19, has been robbed multiple times in the line of duty. About 20 years ago he was robbed twice in one year.

Still, said he's not afraid to return to what he calls a fun job that earns him easy money.

"I'm not going to let some punk rob me of a job I enjoy," MacLeod said.

Topics: Crime

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