Pizza delivery driver recalls moments of alleged robbery, kidnapping during police interviews

THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. — KIRO 7 obtained new photos that show the moments after a pizza delivery driver was allegedly robbed and kidnapped in Olympia.

On Wednesday, a KIRO 7 reporter got to hear the delivery driver’s interviews performed by police. They said he was traumatized.

When KIRO 7′s Kevin Ko got in touch with the victim’s father, the father said the family had no comment.

However, below is some of what police interviews detail as the pizza delivery driver told detectives how his evening went from a typical night of deliveries to being zip-tied in the back of a car.

“I was backing up to go leave to my next delivery. And as I was backing up, a car pulled up behind me. A guy runs up with a gun, points it at me and tells me to get out of the car,” he said.

“I remember, at some point, I asked if they were going to kill me. And they said no — that they were just going to be torturing me. They did say there was a hit out on me or something,” the victim told detectives.

“Basically, the entire time, the other guy had a gun to my head and a knife right here. There’s marks on my Domino’s shirt,” the victim also said during the interview.

Court documents indicated the kidnappers were just “looking for someone to rob.”

Police said the kidnappers almost got away until they were pulled over for driving the wrong way on States Avenue.

As soon as the traffic stop began, things appeared to be off, according to police, who said over the phone, “Something isn’t right in the vehicle.” For example, the driver had his hands on the dashboard and his palms up with a pizza box sitting in the passenger seat.

The officers looked in the back and saw the other suspect sitting next to the delivery driver, who was zip-tied. And not long after, the driver was sitting in an interview, and the suspects were taken into custody.

Both suspects are being held on $150,000 bonds and are due back in court on April 13.