Delivery Driver Gets Held Hostage After Delivering Cold Kabab
The Rolling Stones said it best, “you can’t always get what you want.” When that happens, it’s best to stay calm and understand that things don’t always go your way. What you don’t want to do is hold those responsible hostage. That’s what happened in the United Kingdom when a delivery driver was held hostage for delivering a cold kebab.
After their delivery driver gave them what they considered a cold kebab, they decided to take the delivery driver hostage for hours, according to Metro UK.
The two men barricaded themselves in along with the victim, according to reports. The stand off reportedly lasted for 14 hours.
While waiting, they decided to take to Facebook to complain to police about how the driver failed at his job because the kebab they ordered was late, cold, and they didn’t receive the salad they had ordered, the report says.
Paul Burton and Nathan Turner confronted the driver when he arrived with their food and trapped him using a coffee table, Metro UK says.
When police arrived to the scene, Burton threatened them, according to reports. Negotiators attempted to resolve the issue, but Burton then fired a shot at a police car, which almost hit a dog handler.
Eventually, the pair gave in and surrendered. Burton was reportedly jailed for seven years after pleading guilty. Turner was sentenced to 20 months behind bars.
According to Metro UK, Superintendent Steve Ashdown told local news agencies, “I was in a two-way dialogue with the negotiator. They tell me what’s happening from their perspective. There were one or two moments where she could gain their trust.”
Metro UK reports Ashdown went on to say, “Like with every other firearms incident, there is a sense of achievement and relief at a successful resolution. All the residents were kept safe and no officers came to harm, which is not always a guarantee for police officers, sadly. There was a sense of professional pride.”
All residents were safe during the standoff and nobody was injured. No word on what ended up happening with the cold kebab.