Police: Neighbor helps stop robbery of pregnant pizza delivery driver, 2 teens arrested

ATLANTA — An armed neighbor is being praised for coming to the rescue when a pregnant pizza delivery driver was attacked and robbed Wednesday night.

The incident happened at Waits Avenue in Southwest Atlanta.

Atlanta Police Department officials told Channel 2 Action News two 16-year-olds, a boy and a girl, were arrested in connection with the crime and charged with assault, possession of a firearm and attempt to commit robbery.

The neighbor said he caught the suspects beating the woman with a rifle. He said he then pulled out his gun.

“One of them turned around and had a gun in his hand," Dennis Madaris said.


Madaris said he didn't back down.

"I told them, ‘Drop the gun or I’ll drop you,’ and they threw the gun down and all three of them took off,” Madaris said.

Officials said the victim suffered cuts and bruises on her face and was taken to the hospital as a precautionary reason due to her pregnancy. Police told Channel 2 Action News she was alert and breathing.