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Manager, would-be robber exchange fire at Durham Domino's

Posted October 13, 2012
Updated October 14, 2012

— A man met with an armed response when he tried rob a Domino's Pizza store at 3001 Holloway St. in Durham around 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Police said the man did not get any money, but did get in one shot to the left arm of a manager before fleeing in a brown or tan Oldsmobile.

The manager, whose wound is not life-threatening, returned fire, but police said they couldn't be sure if he hit the man or not.

No arrests have been made. The manager could not describe the would-be robber because he had his face covered.

Workers said the manager is at home recovering, and the business was reopened Sunday.

Manager, would-be robber exchange fire at Durham Domino's Domino's manager fires at would-be robber


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  • packalum09 Oct 16, 2012

    Glad that no one was seriously injured although I do wish that they'd have caught the guy or gotten a good look at him before he got away. By the way, this isn't a bad part of town. Perhaps others are thinking of another part of Holloway Street some miles away from this location. But nowadays, regardless of your location, you just never know what people are up to.

  • torchhappysean Oct 15, 2012

    Well at least the foolish manager was only shot in the arm. He might as easily been killed along with some hapless customer(s) hopefully , as would be the case with most chain businesses, he will be fired......piene2.... I can't help but wonder how YOU think he should of reacted?? Just give the robber the money and everything would have been alright?? I'm sure that is what went through UNC's student body president right before the two robberws shot her in the head with a shotgun... What about the old lady who was carjacked in front of her apartment in broad daylight?? Or the old man that ran his tire shop for many, many years before he was killed by a disgruntled customer?? No piene2 that stance may work from where you're from but they aren't working around here!!! It's way past time to fight fire with fire!!! No law breaking individual will want to rob someone if they KNOW that the individual they're about to rob is carrying a gun... Would you want to?? Cudos to that manager for not

  • dcatz Oct 15, 2012

    "Well at least the foolish manager was only shot in the arm. He might as easily been killed along with some hapless customer(s) hopefully , as would be the case with most chain businesses, he will be fired."

    So what, he should just roll over? Your attitude is exactly the kind that lead to so many people getting killed in Aurora because not one of those people had the ability to defend themselves.

    Liberal lawyers are the reason why businesses fire employees who defend themselves. It has gotten to the point where a criminal can sue for injuries they obtained while breaking into your home.

  • beachboater Oct 15, 2012


    He may well be fired, but if he worked for me, he would not be. I don't care about the money, but if he could save one patron's life by carrying a pistol, then more power to him.

    I'm in a business where I work very late at night during certain months. I don't keep any cash on hand. This is the first year that I've carried a gun with me just to walk 50 feet to my car. I intend to do it every night in the future. I'm in the process of applying for my concealed carry permit. I don't plan to carry a gun with me at all times, and I never ever want to use it.

    But if someone does try to mug me in the wrong part of town late at night, I want to be prepared to protect myself and my family.

    I say kudos to the manager. He should be given a raise and should not be fired.

  • beachboater Oct 15, 2012

    I do not agree with Piene2's comments. Just suppose - as has happened in many other situations in thie country - that the robber came in and starting robbing the individual customers and his mask came loose. Just suppose he starts shooting the place up like has been done in theaters and other places. Just suppose..............

    Would you rather have the manager with a gun to maybe protect some of the patrons, or have him unarmed and defenseless patrons can be shot at will by the bad guy.

    Face it......the bad guy came in with a LOADED GUN. He used the gun. What's to say if the manager hadn't pulled his personal weapon that the bad guy wouldn't have shot someone that looked at him wrong.

    Others have said this is a bad part of town. People will kill you for no reason at all in this day and time. Too many people have shown no respect for life. (continued)

  • workinghuman33 Oct 15, 2012

    piene2: Pathetic liberal comment as usual!

    Interesting that you will post the above garbage of childish name calling but you will not post a response to it using reference to the irony of 1st & 2nd Amendment rights? 3rd attempt now, I can only assume that you are just one-sided in what you allow to be posted. Shame on you.

  • bgoldfan Oct 15, 2012

    I bet the crook was stuned when he saw the manager with a gun. I also think the manager should get a raise

  • 68_dodge_polara Oct 15, 2012

    He will likely be fired as piene stated. Anyone working with cash in this part of town would be foolish not be prepared to protect themselves and their co-workers but the corporations only care about money and liability and not their employees. Managers who actually care for their fellow workers are put in these situations because of greed as such businesses shouldn't operate after dark in this part of town and yet prevent them from protecting them selves, customers, and employees.

  • beach2011 Oct 15, 2012

    The police don't make the laws. We need to elect people that push strict laws. AND get rid of Judge Hudson!!!

  • jblake1932 Oct 15, 2012

    piene2: Pathetic liberal comment as usual!