Dealing with robbers...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Theichii, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Theichii

    Theichii New Member

    So today I was delivering a rural route and went down . 25 mile driveway and on the way back a car was parked in the road blocking the driveway. I lean out thinking they are looking for their package and as I am about to ask him what his address is I notice he is wearing a bandana like a bandit, and is pointing a gun at me. He tells me to get on the ground and to give him my money and cell phone as he walks towards me. I comply, he jumps in my truck and throws my keys in the tall grass and speeds off. I promptly lock myself in the back of my car and message the center that i was just robbed. I have to send 4 messages before i receive a message back. Then my center manager asks me questions that i perceived as it was my fault that i got robbed. /sigh
     
  2. smokey711

    smokey711 Member

    Wow, that's terrible!!! Sounds like you're ok though, and that's what really matters... It's no fun having a gun pointed at you!
     
  3. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Glad to hear your alright,SCARY STUFF!
     
  4. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    This is a classic avoidable robbery...just like being hit while parked,or being in the spot where the meteorite slammed through your car
    I swear they are growing center manager's in petri dishes in some underground laboratory somewhere.
    You did nothing wrong,glad you are ok.
     
  5. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Glad you are ok, . My best advice is give them everything, teach them to drive the truck, and tell them to have a great day. Just get out alive.
     
  6. dillweed

    dillweed Well-Known Member

    That is very, very funny.
     
  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    +1.

    You have just been thru a very traumatic experience. Get help if you need it. UPS will be happy (if prodded) to provide you with therapy.
     
  8. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    Proper procedure is to point at their zipper and say " Your zipper is down " then grab the back of their head as you slam their face to your knee knocking them out cold!
     
  9. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

    Here, do I need to teach you how to drive the truck?...........
     
  10. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    UPS is liable for the money you lost in the hold up, make sure you get your money back.

    Glad to hear that you are ok.
     
  11. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    And it just so happens that today was the day you were taking $10K to deposit in the bank.

    Glad you are OK
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    UPS is only liable up to $200.

    The good thing is that you are OK.
     
  13. atatbl

    atatbl Active Member

    I am sure your first concern was the exact same as the TS.

    And that same concern will certainly be paramount when dealing with the possible psychological ramifications of this incident.
     
  14. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Glad to hear you are okay (physically).
     
  15. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    PTSD, stress related injury. I know I would need some time off............
     
  16. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    I'm really glad you're ok. You did exactly the right thing. Give them what they want and they'll leave. The most important thing is that you are safe. I've never had a gun pointed at me and cannot begin to imagine how you felt.
     
  17. grizbiker

    grizbiker New Member

    Glad you are still here to share the story!
     
  18. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    Report back on what management has told you tomorrow. I am glad you are OK too.
     
  19. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Show them how to use the DIAD too. Don't be surprised if they bring everything back, apologize and give you back double your money because they felt sorry for you. Seriously, I'm glad that you're safe. Everything that you have can be replaced - you can't.
     
  20. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Wow! He got held up 50 times in one day. Imagine that!:wink2: