Church's chicken delivery drivers fends off potential robber - WECT, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Delivery driver fends off man who tried to steal food

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A delivery driver from Church's Chicken was able to fend off a man who tried to steal food.

According to police, the driver, a 35-year-old man, was trying to deliver some food to a home in the 900 block of N. Seventh Street just before 9:00 Sunday night.

The driver told authorities two men flagged him down when he arrived in the area. He said one man approached him, showed a knife, said something about drugs and tried to grab the bag of food.

The driver told police he struggled with the man and was able to get the bag of food back, drove a short distance to make a delivery while the two men who had accosted him sat on their front porch.

According to the police report, the driver kept working, made a couple more deliveries and returned the store where the manager called police.

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