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Pizza Delivery Driver Defies Employer's Gun Policy — and It May Have Saved His Life

"I'm glad he was armed."

A Domino’s Pizza delivery driver in Hollywood, Florida, returned to his store after making several deliveries overnight on Wednesday when he was approached by two men. Police said those men were robbery suspects wearing ski masks.

Though is employer’s official policy prohibits him from using or carrying a gun on the job, the driver apparently decided to defy the rule so he could defend himself in case of a dangerous situation like the one he found himself in on Wednesday.

The driver, who has not been identified, drew his firearm and opened fire on the suspects, killing one, according to police. The second suspect ran away and was still on the loose on Wednesday afternoon. It wasn't clear if one or both suspects were armed. Witnesses reportedly told NBC Miami the driver fired six shots.

“A Domino's spokesman said the company is fully cooperating with authorities but can't comment because there is an active police investigation,” the report added.

As Bearing Arms notes, Domino’s has previously fired employees for carrying and/or using firearms on the job, but recently softened their position by allowing Army veteran Sarah Cherry to remain employed after she fought back against a group of armed robbers in Blytheville, Arkansas, back in January.

Further, a disarmed Domino's delivery driver was recently shot in the chest during a robbery ambush in Houston.

A family member of the driver, Miguel Nieves, told NBC Miami, "I'm glad he was armed. I'm glad he was able to protect them, because it could've been worse."

It was unclear if Domino’s intended to take disciplinary action against the driver for violating the company’s gun policy.

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