NAPLES, Fla.- The pizza delivery man who was robbed at knifepoint last night told WINK News it was one of the scariest moments of his life.
"It was pretty scary. I was scared for my life. I didn't know what was going to happen," said Kyle Lahanse, who went to the Summer Place Apartments in Naples to deliver a pizza to a customer.
Lahanse said he was getting a pizza out of the hot box when he felt a knife in his back.
"The guy [suspect] told me if I turned around or if I made any sudden movements he would stab me," said Lahanse.
The suspect asked Lahanse for cash and his cell phone. Lahanse cooperated with the suspect and gave him the things he wanted. But that didn't stop the thief from attacking Lahanse.
"He started hitting me in my face, my cheek, but not hard enough to leave any marks or anything," explained Lahanse.
Confused and not knowing what to do next, Lahanse delivered the pizza to the woman who ordered it.
"I felt terrible for him," said Marion Rhode.
Rhode invited Lahanse into her home and let him use the phone to call deputies.
"They came and searched the area," said Rhode.
Now, New York Pizza and Pasta, the restaurant Lahanse works for, is changing its policies to protect their employees from future situations.
"We are going to make sure we tell our drivers to look around, and if they see guys that are acting weird to call the customer and ask them to come to the car," said owner John Maffei.
Lahanse told WINK News he will be returning to work soon, but hopes deputies catch the person who did this to him.