After just three days on the job delivering pizza for Pizza Hut, a 21-year-old driver, who asked CBS Atlanta News not to identify him, came face to face with a robber holding pepper spray.
As soon as it happened, it was a very intense burning sensation," the victim said. "My eyes felt like they were swollen shut. I couldn't see. It was very terrifying."
The driver said he dropped the four large meat lover pizzas and crawled to his car. Nearly blind, he put the car in reverse and took off for help.
"I didn't know if the man was going to shoot me, beat me up, it was scary," the victim said.
After getting sprayed with pepper spray, the victim said he drove the car into a curb and ran for help. His car suffered a possible broken axle and now will cost hundreds of dollars to fix, money he doesn't have.
"I would go back to delivering pizzas, but I don't have a car," the victim said. "If all you wanted was pizza. Why don't you find a job like everyone else? Why steal for pizza? I don't understand it," the victim said.
The total cost of the pizzas was $48. The home at 345 Oxford Rd. in Oxford, GA, turned out to be vacant. The suspect, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office, broke in and acted like he lived there.
The victim said he was uneasy about delivering to the home that was very dark, but didn't think he was walking right into a trap.
If you have any information please call the Newton County Sheriff's Office at 678-625-1400 or to leave an anonymous tip at www.newtonsheriffga.org.
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