By Marissa Jasek
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WTKR) – For one Virginia Beach milk man, what started out as a normal shift delivering milk and eggs turned into much more than he bargained for.
The Oberweis truck driver, who wants to remain anonymous, says he helped a woman escape two armed robbers early Wednesday morning while stopped on Lynnhaven Parkway and Viking Drive.
“As I turn around, I’m out the truck getting something I need to get and this girl throws herself in my truck begging and pleading for help and help,” he said. “At first I thought I was being set up for something, but she legitimately looked scared.”
She asked if he would drive her to meet a friend, but when he turned a corner, he realized he was being followed.
“She looks over and says, ‘Oh that’s them’ and ducks down on the floor board and I’m like what and they’re pointing the gun out the window at me and I’m trying to floor it but I’m in a big ‘ole truck.”
As a gun was pointed at him and the woman, he tried to stay calm, and called 911 while cutting across several lanes of traffic to evade the men speeding towards him.
“She was legitimately in fear for her life,” the Oberweis truck driver said. “I kind of was too, but I had to keep it cool.”
Eventually he met police at a McDonald’s. Cops took over and chased the men to Tidewater Drive in Norfolk, where both were arrested.
With the woman safe and two now behind bars, the milk man said doing the right thing only cost him a few broken bottles of milk.
“But all my eggs are fine,” he said. “Like 20 dozen eggs and I’m good.”