ANTIOCH, Calif. (KTVU) - A shocking daylight crime in the East Bay has a 17-year old boy behind bars, and a pizza delivery driver recovering from her injuries.
Antioch police say the teenager kidnapped, robbed and raped the driver.
It doesn't get much more brazen than this. A person orders a pizza on a Sunday morning, and when the delivery arrives, he pulls a gun on the driver before robbing and raping her. "Very shocking, very sad, very tragic," said neighborhood resident, Yolanda Rangel.
Around 11:20 a.m., Antioch Police got a call from a female Domino's delivery driver saying just about the worst possible thing had happened to her. "She had been kidnapped, sexually assaulted and robbed while trying to deliver a pizza," said Captain Tammany Brooks.
The 22-year-old driver went to a home on the 2800 block of Blue Bell Circle where someone pulled a gun, and ordered her back in the car. He then told her to drive to another location where he raped her. "Her physical injuries aside from the sexual assault are minor, however mentally and emotionally I am sure it's immeasurable what she's going through," added Captain Brooks.
Residents are saddened by the incident. "I just feel for her and her family, and I just pray that she is able to overcome this tragedy," said Rangel.
Police say they determined the gunman did not live at the address given. But after searching the neighborhood, they found him. "We do believe that he called with the intent of robbing the delivery driver when he or she showed up," said Brooks.
Because he's a minor, police are saying little about him other than he has a criminal record. "For anybody, this is a very, very serious and heinous crime. But you know, for a 17 year old, who knows what he is capable of in future years if he gets away with this."
Some residents say serious crime is now all too common in Antioch. "This town is just not what it used to be. It's like the... people say it's like the Wild Wild West," said nearby resident Tara McKnight.
Yolanda Rangel adds, "Just too many crimes out here nowadays. People not taking life serious."
Domino's corporate spokesman told KTVU the company is shocked and horrified by what happened, and that they're going to work with the store to support the victim. They hope the suspect is prosecuted and punished to the fullest extent of the law.