Sam Swicegood, a college student trying desperately hard to make ends meet, trusted his intuition and armed himself with a little fiberglass rod while making a routine pizza delivery in Glen Burnie, MD.
As he exited his vehicle, an uneasy feeling of impending danger overwhelmed his senses. But the thought of being rewarded with a nice tip caused him to continue on with his pizza delivery. Shortly afterwards, he was attacked by a group of 5 teenagers.
“He suckered punched me,” said Swicegood, while retelling his story to Fox News Insider. “My glasses flew off and I dropped the pizzas. I covered my face and I was just swinging like this, as hard as I could. 5 people against 1 is not a good situation to be in. I thought I was about to die.”
Swicegood’s attackers ran off without his money or his pizzas, but Pizza Hut, after hearing the good news, demoted Swicegood to cook, and cut his hours and pay. Apparently, Pizza Hut has a no weapon policy that their drivers must adhere to.
“I’m not saying we should arm all delivery drivers,” said Swicegood, “but I’m saying that punishing delivery drivers for defending themselves as they’re being attacked is unjust.”
Pizza Hut has yet to comment about Swicegood’s unjust demotion, but a group called Support Sam Swicegood, has a Facebook page in support of Swicegood and against the senseless decision made by Pizza Hut for demoting him for defending himself while delivering their product.
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