Beach milk man helps woman escape armed robbers

Posted at 1:34 AM, Aug 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-01 09:07:15-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - For one 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 says. “At first I thought I was being set up for something, but she legitimately looked scared."

She asks if he will drive her to meet a friend, but when he turns a corner, he realizes he's 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 is pointed at him and the woman, he tries to stay calm, and calls 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 says. “I kind of was too, but I had to keep it cool."

Eventually he meets up with police at a McDonalds. Cops take over, chasing the men to Tidewater Drive in Norfolk, where both arrested.

With the woman safe and two now behind bars, the milk man says doing the right thing only cost him a few broken bottles of milk.

"But all my eggs are fine,” he says. “Like 20 dozen eggs and I’m good."