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Pizza delivery man scares off armed teens

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By: Alexandra Cowley

A pizza delivery man is lured to a vacant home in Providence by a couple of teens armed with a knife and a gun, looking to make some quick cash. All the delivery man had was a soda and a bag of food, but that was all he needed.

Less than 24-hours after Philip Molero had a gun and knife pointed at him during a delivery, he's back to work at the Golden Crust Pizza in Providence where he's the manager and delivers food.

"You know it's common for pizza delivery drivers to get robbed, but you don't have to hurt us, if you put fear in us we're going to attack, you put a cat in a corner were going to scratch,"said Molero.

Molero scratched alright, you could say he even barked.

"I didn't know what was going to be the outcome, I just made the outcome myself," he explained.

Golden Crust Pizza got an order Wednesday night for 42 Pumgansett Street. When Molero called to say he'd arrived, he was told to wait on the porch. He quickly realized he was on the porch of a vacant home.

"Two individuals started approaching me and when they came out, one had a knife and the other had a gun," he explained.

Molero went to hand the suspects their liter of Pepsi, and the suspects, who Molero describes as teenagers, tucked their weapons into their jackets.

"As soon as they put their weapons away, I said what are you trying to rob me and both of their eyes opened up wide and I seen the fear in them and I said these guys are more scared than I am," said Molero.

Molero chased them off and went back to the restaurant where he called police. The suspects still haven't been caught.

But it doesn't discourage Molero, he has a wife and daughter to provide for, and he enjoys what he does, even if every delivery means taking a risk.

"'I'd rather be doing this, and put smiles on peoples faces, than being in a factory and just dealing with product," he explained.

Molero gave police a good description of the suspects, including the receipt for the order, which has the number they called from.

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