INDIANAPOLIS, IN (WCMH) — The restaurant owner says he is hoping free pizzas will be one way to stop violence in his community.
Donald Dancy, owner of D & C Pizza says he has seen an increase of violence in his neighborhood since he opened his restaurant in 1980. At one point, he himself was robbed and shot.
“You know, I said, ‘Maybe I could have helped them. Maybe I could have got that gun off the street.’ Everyone of these crimes, mainly with these kids, I said, ‘If I could reach them with a pizza, I could save a life.’ I’ve got that in my heart– in my mind– that I could do it,” Dancy told WRTV.
With Dancy’s latest deal, anyone that brings in any gun gets a free large pizza. No questions asked. “I’m not going to be asking questions because you brought me a gun. You don’t even have to have a pizza. If you just want to leave it here, I’ll call police and that’s all the questions I need to ask.”
Dancy tells WRTV that he is seeing more support from the community as volunteers start patrolling the neighborhood, and he hopes he can do his part one slice at a time. “If you want a pizza, that’s fine– I’ll take the gun. We’re helping, let’s get it going on.”