Delivery driver’s car stolen while driver delivers pizza

Police respond to a stolen pizza delivery vehicle call at Walgreens, St. George, Utah, May 23, 2014 | Photo by Alex Alexander, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A Hungry Howie’s pizza delivery driver’s blue 2004 Dodge Neon was stolen while the driver was delivering a pizza to Walgreens, located on St. George Boulevard, late Friday afternoon.

Police respond to a stolen  pizza delivery vehicle call at Walgreens, St. George, Utah, May 23, 2014 | Photo by Alex Alexander, St. George News
Police respond to a stolen pizza delivery vehicle call at Walgreens, St. George, Utah, May 23, 2014 | Photo by Alex Alexander, St. George News

At approximately 4:40 p.m., a young man stopped at Walgreens, located at the west end of St. George Boulevard, to deliver pizza. He got out of his car, left the keys in the ignition and went into Walgreens. When he came back out, his car was gone, St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said.

“This is not a common occurrence,” Despain said.

St. George Police officers were dispatched to locate the vehicle, identifying the 2004 Dodge Neon as having a spoiler on the back and a Hungry Howie’s sign on the roof.

At the time of this publishing the vehicle and suspect were still at large.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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9 Comments

  • joanna May 23, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Poor kid! Just trying to do his job and this happens. I really hope they catch the loser who did this. I wouldn’t be surprised if the idiot leaves the pizza sign on the car while he tools around town.

  • Mean momma May 23, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    That area of town is so bad anymore. It’s a shame. Hope he gets his car back and learns a valuable lesson!

    • deborah May 24, 2014 at 8:05 am

      Unfortunately, as many deliveries as they do, its hard on a car to start it that many times a night.. annd many cars nowadays wont lock with key in ignition.. so ppl just hope they will be ok.. hes working.. hes trying not to tear his vehicle up.. this is not a lesson he should learn, its a sad disposition of this town.

      • My Evil Twin May 24, 2014 at 5:03 pm

        No Deborah, you are totally wrong. It IS a lesson he should learn from. What do think is harder on a car, being shut down and cranked multiple times during a shift, or being stolen and trashed, (if that is in fact what happened or happens.) Few stolen cars are recovered intact.
        I feel for this kid, it’s a tough lesson. BUT it is something that everyone needs to do. We don’t live in the utopia we would like to think we do. It is a big, bad world out there, and we are not exempt from it, just because we are in Dixie. I see it all the time in parking lots where folks leave their keys in the car. It is just inviting theft.
        As to the neighborhood there at Walgreens and Smiths, it isn’t exactly “big city bad,” but it is bad enough.

        • zzzz May 25, 2014 at 12:46 am

          lol considering its an 04 neon, maybe he should be glad to be rid of it LOL

  • zzzz May 24, 2014 at 11:45 am

    wow

  • Steve May 24, 2014 at 11:51 am

    So that is why my pizza never got delivered.

  • San May 25, 2014 at 8:29 am

    I agree that this is a lesson no one should ever have to learn. Look at the circumstances and the potential for more than just the loss of a car. He is working for a reason.

  • ladybugavenger May 25, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    If u want to keep your car running, get a spare key. Lock your door and use the spare key to get back in. To all of u who want to debate the car key issue on newer models, save your breath. Pizza delivery drivers can’t afford newer models!!!

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