Pizza delivery driver carjacked in Detroit
Without his truck, delivery man is out of work
DETROIT – On Wednesday night, a routine call to a home on Whitehill Street turned into an armed carjacking.
Two men had been waiting for Durante Kelly.
"It's a real scary event, you know, when you see a guy pull a gun on you with a barrel about that big (hand gesture)," said Kelly.
When they saw him knocking on the door holding a pizza, one of them jumped into Kelly's Chevrolet Silverado.
"He tried to spin off, but my truck is a two-wheel drive, so he didn't and it just fish-tailed," he said. "I had an opportunity to open the passenger door and I began to push him out."
As the men tussled in the truck, the robber screamed for backup.
"The guy called out, he said, 'Bust 'em, cuz, bust 'em!' I'm in the seat of the vehicle looking up and I see this guy has a sawed-off shotgun pointed at me. He tells me to get out of my own truck," said Kelly.
He watched as the young men drove away in his truck. What the thieves didn't know is that they robbed an ordained minister.
"I just pray for them. What else can you do? You just gotta pray for them," he said.
Kelly is relying on his faith because until he saves the money for a new truck, he's out of a job.
"You see what kind of a job I got, it's a service to the community and this is what we get. This is how they treat us," he said.
Kelly said once he gets the money for a new truck he will go back to delivering pizzas. His stolen truck is a black 2005 Chevrolet Sivlerado pickup with Michigan license plate 7KT-T65.
The carjackers are described as two young black men, maybe about 20 years old. They were about 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Durante Kelly's black 2005 Chevrolet Silverado is similar to the one pictured here.
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