Chinese food delivery driver turns the tables on trio of would-be robbers
By Jennifer Cruz
The driver first threw the food at the suspects before retrieving his handgun. (Photo: News 4 Jax)
An attempted robbery in Jacksonville on Tuesday evening was foiled by the intended target when he pulled a gun on his assailants.
According to a press release from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, one of the suspects was shot, a second held at gunpoint, while the third suspect remains at large. The victim, however, was uninjured.
Police say the suspects placed an order with Hot Wok Chinese around 5:30 p.m. to be delivered to an address that was later determined to be an abandoned house.
When the driver, who has not been publicly identified, arrived at the house, he pulled into the driveway, walked up to the front door and knocked. The driver was greeted by two men, one of whom was armed with a gun with a laser trained on the victim’s face. The victim described the gun as a “black semi-automatic pistol.”
The suspects motioned the driver to enter the house as they said something to the effect of, “Come inside, it’s over, come inside.” The driver then turned around to leave, but was met by a third man who was also armed with a gun. The