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March 30, 2008

AND YET THE PLAN SEEMED FOOLPROOF:

A pizza deliveryman told Des Moines police that he shot a man who robbed him at gunpoint when he delivered a pie late Thursday to a south-side address.

The alleged assailant, Kenneth Jimmerson, 19, was taken to Mercy Medical Center in serious condition. He was charged this morning with first-degree robbery and will be taken to Polk County Jail when released from the hospital, police said.

Melanie Stout, 18, the woman who placed the order for the pizzas, was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.

Pizza delivery guys are doing God's work. People who try to rob them deserve to be shot. Meanwhile, Pizza Hut has suspended the driver.

UPDATE: Thoughts from Dr. Weevil.