True or not - Can a pizza be a weapon? - See how

Pizza - I like Pizza but not when it gets thrown towards me :-)
@cornyman (1128)
Germany
December 14, 2008 5:59am CST
A Florida pizza delivery man was challenged by armed robbers. The only possibility to fight against them was - a hot pepperoni pizza - He threw the pizza towards them and could make a getaway, even one of them shot towards him. Can this be true, can a hot pizza get such a powerful weapon? More on this curiosity: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7782122.stm
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@sunita64 (6474)
• India
14 Dec 08
The whole point here is presence of mind,without that even if you have a weapon then you won't be able to fire it.
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
14 Dec 08
Good morning sunita64, you are right. The mind must be in complete control of this whole situation to act within seconds so that the pizza guy only has to throw the pizza towards the robbers. I believe he didn't think much about it, he just threw the pizza in their direction and then the natural flee instinct came into his mind and he run away. What do you think? Have a nice week!
• India
20 Dec 08
I agree sunita, the whole point IS presence of mind...
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@guybrush (4661)
• Australia
15 Dec 08
Anything can be a weapon. The minute it leaves your hand in anger and scones someone, it's a weapon! I hope the pizza stopped the robbers getting away - I think the delivery man showed enormous resource.
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
24 Jan 09
Hello guybrush, yes, you're right. There must be perhaps also a guardian angel around him, that he could act so fast and they got so distracted by the pizza that they didn't hunted him. Have a great time in myLot!
• United States
14 Dec 08
If those robbers have sensitive enough skin, they might have a case! Totally kidding of course. I see, in any circumstance, that a pizza is not a weapon. Those robbers need to get real.
@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
21 Dec 08
Hello TrayBlaylock, hey, this answer sounds like someone has experience ;-) lol, hope i'm wrong! Why do you think it can't be that the pizza is weapon for self-defense in critical situations? Have a nice Christmas time!
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
14 Dec 08
lol..I would have never thought a pizza could be a weapon. They are the temperature of the sun when you get them though. I guess anything can become a weapon if you use it right.lol I wouldn't have thought about using a pizza though.I can think of one or two people I'd like to pizza though.lol j/k.
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
17 Dec 08
Hello JenInTN, it's a quite funny story how you can fight against robbers. Sometimes it's just imagination that's needed to get to those brilliant ideas. Sometimes you need courage to make the right decision to the right times. I think he did a great job, i learned a new lessen in self-defending :-) Have a nice day!
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
17 Dec 08
I've been thinking about it and my purse has about 2 pounds of change in it..lol...I could swing it around like a knumchuk..lol..robbers beware!
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
18 Dec 08
Hi JenInTN, perhaps we should figure out Things that are extraordinary weapons of which nobody has thought before and then make them public in the internet, would be much fun :-) Let's see waht happens!
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
15 Dec 08
have you took one of those hot pizzas straight from the hot bag the cheese can burn ya pretty bad and they are hot so maybe he did the best thing he got away .
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
24 Jan 09
Hello Lakota12, he must have done this, otherwise he wouldn't be alive i guess. I even can't eat such hot pizza otherwise my mouth will be burnt. Have a great time in myLot!
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
24 Jan 09
got to watch out for that hot cheese
14 Dec 08
Agree with the post above me. Hit someone in the face with a hot pizza, it'll be nice and deadly. Plus, if it's got loads of toppings and everything, that could block their view for an even longer amount of time, in which time you could get away.
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
14 Dec 08
Hi thehuntedfuzz, at least the robbers got one thing for free - a flying fresh and hot pizza :-) I believe they will take more care next time from whom they want to rob something. And look especially for unusual weapons of their victims ;-) Have a nice time in myLot and don't forget to take a hot pizza with you when you walk in the night outside ;-)
15 Dec 08
Heh thanks :) Then again, if I took that pizza out with me, I'd have eaten it long before I'd be attacked, what then? The empty pizza box? I could fit it with metal teeth and a motor and maybe it could eat their heads off :D
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• China
24 Jan 09
That's incredible. Um, maybe anything around could be a weapon once a guy is in danger. To some extent, it's the power of life. It was reported that a little girl was saved after trapped in the flood for more than 24 hours. What she did is just grabbing a tree. It is really amazing.
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
24 Jan 09
Hello michel_sun, sometimes there must be only at the right time the right item to use and you can talk about wonders or coincidence and so on. This was an amazing news report for me, too. Enjoy your time in myLot
@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
21 Dec 08
I cannot describe it as a weapon as it was used as a diversion. Unless he took the pizza out of the box and it was piping hot and was aimed directly into the face of the assailant I doubt it would do any harm. There were also several teenagers holding him up so unless he had several pizzas and was a quick draw and aim I doubt he would have time to accomplish this other than throw the pizzas in the general direction and run which is what he did. He was lucky he did not get killed as he was shot at.
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
24 Jan 09
Hello mariposaman, i believe he just throw the pizza in the right moment and because of this he distracted the robbers, so he could escape from this situation without any harm to himself. Have a great time in myLot!
@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
21 Dec 08
I think this depends on how good the person is on throwing things... and a hot pizza can be a dangerous weapon if thrown properly... and it would be hilarious if the criminals are apprehended because of this...
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
24 Jan 09
Hello aseretdd, i guess he was very good at aiming the goal, one of the faces of the robbers. It's all about a sudden distraction of them and then you have the chance of your life to escape of this critical situation. Have a great time in myLot!
• India
20 Dec 08
Hee hee, dunno whether a pizza can be a weapon or not, but it sure can be a shield.... What say ???
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@GAUCI123 (1042)
• Malta
17 Dec 08
If they are still really hot, it can be a weapon I think, it hurts having a really hot pizza trown at your face, especially if there is lots of cheese which can be really hot when melted . Well we just leave the pizza for eating with friends. :)
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
24 Jan 09
Hello Gauci123, i would like to share an oven-fresh pizza with you rather than with someone who robs me. Enjoy your time in myLot!
• India
15 Dec 08
Anything will become a weapon and it depends upon the user.
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
24 Jan 09
Hello ganga472007, it always depends in which situation you are and how close the opponent is to your body, i guess. Hope we won't get into the same situation without a pizza. Enjoy the time in myLot!
@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
15 Dec 08
Well apparently anything can be a weapon at any given situation. I think the way he chose the pizza was a good choice, since it could inflict pain no matter how tough you are. The lesson of the story is don't underestimate the powers of a piping hot pizza.
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
24 Jan 09
Hello magojordan, there are some lessons in this story. More things than we thought before could be used as weapon or as distractions. Human mind is superior in some situations than we could think of. Perhaps the robbers learnt something from it, too. No sense to rob again, we'll never know which unknown weapon will stop us the next time. Enjoy the time in myLot!
@messageme (2821)
• United States
14 Dec 08
Oh I don't think I would have thought of it myself, but if it's hot enough to burn them, they will be distracted for a short amount of time and if your quick enough then it was a smart thing to do, but I don't think I would recomend someone to do that. I would just do what the robber says and hope he don't shoot me.
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
24 Jan 09
Hello messageme, i think this is just a reaction which isn't made from the conscious mind. It just happens when you want to run away, but you also have to have a kind of courage for this action in your mind, i guess. Enjoy your time in myLot!
@suzzy3 (8362)
14 Dec 08
I would think that a hot pizza with peppers hitting you in the face could be a painful thing,if it is cold it could double as a frisbee lets hope we never have to find out.You have to use whats to hand.
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
24 Jan 09
Hello suzzy3, it's true, never let us be in this kind of situation, otherwise only a good and quick reaction could save our live like this example showed us. Enjoy your time in myLot!
14 Dec 08
Hi cornyman, Yes, its possible, you can throw pizzas at the robbers face and then when they get blinded you got a chance to get away from them. Tamara
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
20 Dec 08
Hello Tamara, hopefully they are not really blinded ;-) This would be a little bit too much of self-defense. I think in America they could ask the judge for money because of this painful event (like one person did with McDonalds and the hot coffee many years ago and got some millions for it). Ok, this was very ironic now. Will not happen, the judge is not that blind to know this is an acceptable defense. Enjoy the weekend and Christmas!
@savypat (20246)
• United States
14 Dec 08
It's got to be because no one can resist fresh hot pizza. I'm glad he was also fast on his feet. And his mind worked that way also.
@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
20 Dec 08
Hello savypat, oh yes, you're right too. I love pizza as well. But for this kind of pizza i wouldn't have so much appetite ;-) Let's see if they are so shocked for their life and avoid pizza next time. Have a good time!
@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
14 Dec 08
This is an unusual use of a hot pizza. I guess robbers can be distracted by a hot pizza thrown at them. Cheers!!
@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
20 Dec 08
Hello underdogtoo, very new method to defend yourself and win this game, too :-) Let's hope the youngsters learned their lesson and look for a serious job instead of doing robberies. Have a nice time in myLot and Merry Christmas!
@katemeow (848)
• Singapore
14 Dec 08
wow, this is unusual! the delivery man was very resourceful! A pizza can definitely be a weapon(a yummy weapon, that is ;p) especially if it has a lot of hot melted cheese on it! ouch.
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
19 Dec 08
Hello katemeow, unusual practices at unusual times = extraordinary capacities in his mind? Or was it just luck in the correct moment? We don't know, we also could call it a wonder that all of the youngsters were so shocked that they didn't hunt him afterwards. Let's wait for the next extraordinary weapon in the news in the next weeks :-) Have a good time and Merry Christmas!
@moneymaya (901)
• India
14 Dec 08
this is really amzing news and its show also that mind is that which use instantly , and one who use it at the required time he became hero like this person. people hidden power only see at typical situation like this , and at that time we should try to best use what we have this is what known as critical management , happy mylotting :-)
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@cornyman (1128)
• Germany
19 Dec 08
Hello moneymaya, i absolutely agree with you. The mind has many powers which we don't know yet how they are activated and why we sometimes "know" how to react within milliseconds. Seems for me like very old-aged reflexes, too. Do you know more about these kind of mind "games"? Have a good start in this 2nd last weekend of 2008!