by: Mike Petchenik Updated:
ROSWELL, Ga. - Roswell police are searching for two men who robbed a pizza deliveryman at gunpoint and stole his car.
Christian Williams told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik he had just finished delivering an order to a home on Robin Court in Roswell about 10 p.m. Tuesday when the men suddenly appeared.
“At first I thought it was a couple of old friends joking with me,” he said. “It was something. I’ve never had a gun pulled on me before. It was pretty crazy.”
Williams told Petchenik he emptied his pockets, and then the men jumped into his running 2004 Mazda 6 and took off.
“A lot of people think you should play the hero and fight back or something, but somebody has a gun on you, things change,” he said. “It was scary. Very scary.”
Williams said he’s been delivering pizzas in Roswell for four years and never thought he’d be a victim.
“In our location, it’s more of the suburbs,” he said. “You don’t think something like this could happen or would, and it does. It’s just a real eye-opener.”
Williams said he’s angry about losing his car and feels violated.
“They took my car, they took my mode of transportation,” he said. “They took my job.”
He told Petchenik he was surprised by his manager’s reaction to the robbery.
“They said had I not made any cash drops that night, and had somebody taken the money…he said I was fired on the spot,” said Williams.
Petchenik reached out to Papa John’s corporate communications, and spokesman Darryl Carr told him that is not company policy.
“There’d be no reason to fire him over this incident,” Carr said.
Carr told Petchenik the district manager has been unable to speak directly to Williams yet, but is offering him counseling for his trouble. Carr said there were other positions available in the restaurant that wouldn’t require him to travel if he wanted them.
“Certainly he’ll still have a job,” Carr said.