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Carjackers target Imo's delivery driver, are stopped by stick shift

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A delivery driver robbed at gunpoint taught his attackers a lesson; don't steal what you can't control. (Credit: KMOV) A delivery driver robbed at gunpoint taught his attackers a lesson; don't steal what you can't control. (Credit: KMOV)
SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

A delivery driver robbed at gunpoint taught his attackers a lesson; Don't steal what you can't control.

Three men tried getting away in a stolen car but didn't know how to drive a stick shift.

"I don't know what to tell you," said Imo's Pizza delivery driver Jon Miller. "If you deliver in this area, you just expect this to happen."

Miller's mid-90's Honda Accord is in disrepair after three young men with a gun approached him Tuesday on Nebraska Avenue near Arsenal Street, right around the corner from the Tower Grove East restaurant.

"They came up to me and said they were going to blow my f***ing head off if I didn't give them the food, so I gave them the food," said Miller.

Miller told News 4 he handed over the pizza but held onto his tips.

"They didn't take the money," said Miller. "I was ready to give them the money but they didn't ask for it. They made me tell them how to put the car in gear and then it ended up like six blocks away all blown up."

The stick-up men couldn't drive stick-shift, ditching the car and getting away on foot.

The engine is blown, but Miller is still breathing. Now, other Imo's Pizza delivery drivers are taking extra precaution.

"I just want the robbers to know that sometimes, we don't ride alone," said another Imo's employee.

"They put their lives on the line to deliver food," said Judy Riethman

Riethman is Miller's aunt, she told News 4 her nephew is no stranger to danger while delivering.

"This is not the first time he's been robbed," said Riethman. "He just keeps going back and doing it again and again."

Officers are tracking a trend of recent delivery robberies around south St. Louis.

Anyone with information on suspects can leave an anonymous tip with Crimestoppers at 314-725-8477.

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