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Gun owner saves pregnant pizza delivery driver from assault: 'Drop the gun or I will drop you

Dennis Madaris grabbed his gun when he heard screaming outside, and he rescued a pregnant pizza delivery driver from three teenagers who were trying to rob her. (Image source: WSB-TV video screenshot)

When Dennis Madaris of Atlanta heard a woman's screams outside his home Wednesday night, he knew he needed to act.

So Madaris grabbed his firearm and went outside, where he found a pregnant woman being beaten during a robbery attempt by three teenagers. One of the teens was armed.

"I told him, 'Drop the gun or I will drop you,'" Madaris told WSB-TV.

What happened?

A pregnant pizza delivery driver was making a delivery in southwest Atlanta around 9 p.m. Wednesday night. During the delivery, three people allegedly came from behind the home and began approaching her.

One of the suspects reportedly began hitting her with his gun and demanding she give him her car keys. The woman fled down the street, but the suspects caught her and continued assaulting her, according to police.

That's when Madaris heard the commotion and came outside with his gun to see the robbery attempt and assault in progress, and he put a stop to it.

Madaris recounted the situation to WSB-TV: "When I came around the corner here, I saw three people were beating on this lady. One of them had a gun. One of them turned around and he had a gun in his hand. I told him, 'Drop the gun or I will drop you!' And they threw the gun down and all three of them took off."

The teenagers were eventually captured by police and charged with criminal attempt to commit robbery, aggravated assault, and obstruction of officers. The teenager with the gun was charged with possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.

What else?

The street is apparently not safe for delivery drivers. Less than two weeks ago, a 9-year-old boy lured a female delivery driver down that street where two men stole her vehicle at gunpoint. Those men have not been found.



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