Delivery man robbed at gunpoint in Shreveport

Robbery victim Tony McDonald tells police officers about his ordeal.
Robbery victim Tony McDonald tells police officers about his ordeal.

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - An on-the-job robbery has left a soda delivery man a bit shaken up.

Tony McDonald called Shreveport police shortly before 5:30 a. m. Monday reporting that he had been robbed at gunpoint outside Super One Foods near Hearne Avenue and Waggoner Street.

McDonald spoke to KSLA News 12 at the scene shortly after it happened.  He said he was sitting inside his truck, waiting for the store to open so he could make his morning delivery, when he suddenly found himself staring down the barrel of a gun.

"I noticed a man coming up on the side of my truck with his T-shirt pulled up over his nose and a pistol in his hand."

McDonald said he asked the gunman what he wanted and then turned over his billfold.  But the criminal did not seem satisfied.

"He picked (the wallet) up and raised the revolver back at me, like he was contemplating shooting me," McDonald said.  "So I said, 'Look, there's no need for that.  You got what you want.  Now go!'"

With that, McDonald said, the gunman ran off, heading down Hearne Avenue.

Although police arrived within moments, they said there was not much they could do because they did not have much of a description of the suspect.

McDonald, though, said the robber has made quite an impression on him.  He said he'll talk to his company about making changes in the way he does his job.

"This area is dangerous,"  he said.  "I can't even do my job."