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LAD Delivery Driver Brings Pizza To Hungry Passengers Trapped On Stalled Train

LAD Delivery Driver Brings Pizza To Hungry Passengers Trapped On Stalled Train

An absolute LAD of a pizza delivery driver went above and beyond the call of duty when he delivered a takeaway to a stalled train.

After being brought to a standstill on its way from New York to Washington, USA, passenger Mitchell Katz posted a video of delivery man Jim Leary walking up to the train while it was stationary on the tracks.

Leary, a driver for Dom's Pizza in Newport, Delaware, described his arduous journey to AP, claiming he cut through a backyard, navigated an embankment and jumped over a water-filled ditch, all while balancing the two cardboard boxes.

Watch the epic moment the hungry passengers received their pizza here...

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According to those onboard, they were left without access to food or water during the long delay, and in their restlessness a few of them came up with the idea of ordering some grub.

The 46-year-old was rewarded with a total of $32 in tips for his effort - as well as being given a hero's welcome by cheering passengers.

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A veteran of 17 years' delivering service, Leary claimed that he had brought food to addresses in 32 counties across 18 states but this endeavour was among his strangest.

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Speaking about his steely determination and unrelenting dedication to delivering pizza, he said: "I do whatever it takes."

Train operator Amtrak claimed that a mechanical issue was to blame for the delay, with their website showing the passengers eventually arrived in Washington over three hours late.

Sadly not all delivery drivers are up to Leary's standard. Last year we heard how an Australian man was awarded more than $1,200 (AUS), or £690, after waiting longer than a year for his Domino's order.

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Credit: Facebook/Tim Discroll

Tim Driscoll ordered three pizzas, two garlic breads and two bottles of Coca Cola on 25 April 2015.

The food still hadn't arrived an hour later so he called up to complain. The manager apologised, explained that it was a really busy day, and offered Tim a full refund. But they never paid up, so he responded by suing.

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According to 9news, the matter was heard in court. Domino's didn't attend or even acknowledge the judgement, but that didn't stop the court demanding the company pay Tim his costly legal fees - and that they refund him $37.35 (AUS) or £21.48 for the order.

The moral of the story? Some delivery services inspire heroes, some are just dickheads - just like the rest of the population, I guess.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: hero, Train, Pizza, Domino's

James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.