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Stabbed Pizza Man Delivers Pizza While On His Way To Hospital

A Louisville pizza delivery driver was stabbed and carjacked, but managed to drop off the pizzas before collapsing.


Willow Rouben, regional manager for Spinelli’s Pizzeria, said Josh Lewis, 25, left the restaurant’s location at 5th and Jefferson streets on his way to Norton Hospital.

Police said Lewis was attacked when he arrived at the hospital around 2:45 p.m.

“It’s surreal. I can’t believe it happened to him,” Rouben said. “As he was taking the pizzas out of his car and walking to deliver the pizza, he was stabbed in the back. Believe it or not, he got his pizzas delivered and collapsed in the ER.”

Investigators said the suspect, described as a black man in his 40’s, jumped into Lewis’ black Jeep Cherokee and took off.

Rouben said Lewis was rushed to nearby University Hospital and into surgery with a collapsed lung.

“He was coherent. He’s just an amazing kid and we’re all praying for him. We haven’t stopped thinking about him,” Rouben said.

Rouben said Lewis is a college student from Detroit, Michigan. She said he’s worked off and on for Spinelli’s for the last six months.

“Safety is our main priority. We do credit cards after midnight so they’re not walking around with large sums of cash,” Rouben said. “He probably wasn’t. He had a minimum amount of cash on him.”

Rouben said they’re currently working on a way to help Lewis and his family.

“He’s just a sweetheart. He’s a sweet kid and we’re just so sad that this happened to him,” Rouben said. “Our hearts are broke. We just want him to be OK.”

Not all heroes wear capes!!!!!


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