77-year-old pizza delivery man in fair condition after stabbing in Oklahoma City

A 77-year-old Del City man stabbed late Saturday while trying to deliver a pizza in southeast Oklahoma City is recovering at OU Medical Center.
by Juliana Keeping Modified: October 22, 2012 at 3:06 pm •  Published: October 22, 2012

The 77-year-old man stabbed while delivering pizza near Tinker Air Force Base is in fair condition at OU Medical Center, a hospital official said Monday.

The man's stab wound was so large his organs were protruding through the opening in his abdomen, according to a police incident report.

Police said the victim is Edward Hackett, of Del City, who works for a nearby Domino's Pizza store. Hackett was called Saturday night to Chapel Ridge Apartments, 5707 SE 48, in Oklahoma City. He knocked on the door but no one answered, he told police.

Hackett told police three black men jumped him from behind about 11:45 p.m. as he walked back to his vehicle. They said nothing during the attack, he told police.

Hackett underwent surgery at OU Medical Center after the attack.

Domino's spokesman Tim McIntyre said delivery personnel typically carry $20 or less, are asked to wear no jewelry other than a cheap watch and a wedding ring to avoid being targeted for robberies.

He said a foundation supported by Domino's employees could help the man with costs incurred after the stabbing. All stores in Oklahoma are independently operated.

“It's shocking someone could do this for a $12 pizza,” McIntyre said.


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by Juliana Keeping
Enterprise Reporter
Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award...
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