Why We Carry: DoorDash Driver Kidnapped And Sexually Assaulted At Gunpoint

TAMPA, FLORIDA — Tampa Police have arrested Joseph Killins, 38, on charges of kidnapping, sexual battery, and robbery. Killins allegedly forced a female DoorDash delivery driver at gunpoint into her car, where he sexually assaulted her before the victim’s family tracked her location and rescued her. Killins fired multiple shots at the victim’s family before fleeing the scene.

The robbery occurred the following day when Killins allegedly attacked a female in her 40s, punching her and stealing her backpack. He is being held at Orient Road Jail on charges of Armed Kidnapping, Robbery with a Firearm, Armed Sexual Battery, and Aggravated Battery with a Weapon.

The incident has brought renewed attention to the safety of food delivery drivers and the risks they face on the job. With the increasing popularity of food delivery services, it is essential to ensure that delivery drivers are adequately protected from potential harm.

If you’re a food delivery driver, it’s crucial to remain aware of your surroundings and take necessary precautions to protect yourself. Try to avoid making deliveries to isolated areas or unfamiliar neighborhoods, and always keep your phone charged and with you. Additionally, it’s a good idea to inform friends or family members of your delivery route and expected arrival time.

While incidents like this are rare, they serve as a reminder of the potential dangers that delivery drivers face. It’s essential to take steps to minimize risks and protect oneself while on the job. Always prioritize personal safety, and if you ever feel unsafe, trust your instincts and seek help immediately.

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