Teen charged after carjacking pizza delivery driver, police say

A 15-year-old is facing charges after Metro Police said he carjacked a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint Tuesday night.
Published: Nov. 2, 2022 at 11:54 AM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – A 15-year-old boy accused of carjacking a pizza delivery man was arrested Tuesday night.

Police said it all started around 9:15 p.m. at an apartment complex on Buena Vista Pike. The affidavit said the teen approached the driver with a handgun, demanded his keys, and stole the car. Police then spotted the car leaving a Dickerson Pike gas station. Officers followed the car to Jefferson and Third Avenue where they arrested the teen.

“That is wild, and that is what our drivers have to deal with now,” Drake Boucher of Roma Pizza & Pasta said.

Boucher said while it wasn’t his driver in this incident, he can recall at least one time when a Roma Pizza driver was robbed at gunpoint as well. This also comes after a Grubhub driver was carjacked in East Nashville in September.

“Locking our doors, checking our surroundings, and making sure no suspicious people are lurking around our vehicles,” Boucher said.

Boucher said drivers are also now carrying pepper spray and tasers for safety. The teen is charged in Juvenile Court with aggravated robbery.