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"A Lot Lizard Shot Me!"

by Jana Ritter - Published: 10/28/2015

Aside from the obvious dangers truck drivers face everyday on the road, there are also many other dangers associated with being alone at night in secluded off the road locations or being exposed to the seedy characters often found at truck stops across the US. Early Wednesday morning, yet another incident occurred proving just that and now a truck driver is fighting for his life after claiming he was shot multiple times by a “lot lizard.”

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Although police have not yet released his name, the victim is a California man who drives for Enol Transportation and he had been en route stopping near Indianapolis, Ind. According to police, the truck driver pulled up to the Pilot gas station located at the 4600 block of South Harding Street off of Interstate 465 at around 3:30 am Wednesday. The truck driver came to a stop and began honking his horn trying desperately to get the attention of someone inside the gas station to come out and assist him. When he realized nobody was coming outside, he made his way out of his cab and stumbled inside the gas station before collapsing in the lobby. He told the on duty clerk that a “lot lizard” shot him and the clerk immediately called 911.

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Initial reports indicated the truck driver had been shot during a robbery attempt while he was actually pumping gas, but it’s now unclear where exactly the shooting occurred. Police say that a man working at a nearby hotel witnessed a small silver car pull into a handicapped parking spot at the hotel and then he saw a white female exit the vehicle and walk towards the back of the truck parking lot. Police will also be using the motel’s surveillance cameras to help piece together where the truck had been located at the time and what exactly occurred after the white female walked to the back of the truck parking lot.

Meanwhile, the truck driver is in critical condition at Eskenazi Hospital and police have confirmed that he is suffering serious injuries from 3-4 gun shot wounds.


Daniel Kettlewell
Daniel Kettlewell
Trucking Unlimited......a trucking webpage on Facebook & they literally have the ignorance to call a truckstop a "Gas Station " If they read the article it said he pulled up in the fuel island at the Pilot......the photo clearly shows the truck in the fuel island.
Trucking Unlimited
Trucking Unlimited
We report what is reported by police and major media outlets.
Robert Cook
Robert Cook
And you have the option to edit
Trucking Unlimited
Trucking Unlimited
When it involves specific information issued in police reports, its better to stick with the same verbiage. That was the case here.
Robert Cook
Robert Cook
I'm sorry I think the headline should have been corrected while quotes could have been established in the article. After all you are the reporting party now.
Robert Cook
Robert Cook
Frank I do all the time........ cheaper the travel centers/truck stops
Trucking Unlimited
Trucking Unlimited
Robert Cook which rule of journalism style guide are you referring to?
Joel Collier
Joel Collier
Jesus...since when is anything ever completely correct in the trucking world? Fuck!
Robert Cook
Robert Cook
Lol dont pull into just any gas station..... but a t800 and a 43' hopper fits into some small places where my 379 with a 50' won't so while you got 40 years I got 9 years of actually doing it.
Joel Collier
Joel Collier
And to end this argument, I DO PULL IN TO GAS STATIONS. I deliver to them. I park out front amongst the 4 wheelers.
James Weaver
James Weaver
Who gives a fuck everyone knows what they are talking about just shut the hell up about how the article is written you people are just fucking stupid
Daniel Kettlewell
Daniel Kettlewell
Watch your language James Weaver .......you sound really intelligent cussing like that
Robert Cook
Robert Cook
Lol
Darrell Hawkins
Darrell Hawkins
Gas station lobby. Lmao
Cyril Jamieson
Cyril Jamieson

Shane Jones
Shane Jones
As if I needed more reasons not to pick up a lot lizard
Mike Lebarge
Mike Lebarge
No one at truck stop heard the gun shots
James Canady
James Canady
No one heard him on the fuel island trying to get help eithet...
Darryk Cromwell
Darryk Cromwell
I hope this guy is ok...But never let a LL in your truck....Go home if you want some female affection. Go buy a blow up doll or Costco and get 5 gallons of lotion...I drive but local in a day cab but used to be OTR...These girls are nasty and i would actually laugh when they approached my truck. What i found funny was how desperate i would have to be in order to let something so nasty touch me intimately...NASTY,,,,Very Nasty! I hope he recovers...
Joel Collier
Joel Collier
Maybe it was one of the 14 year old lizards that run around there. Seriously. Was big story a couple weeks ago. I live in Indy and stay the hell away from that Pilot.
Kevin Richardson
Kevin Richardson
Happened in my neck of the woods. Metro police don't give a crap about our safety. Best bet is park at a termimal or outside of the city.
Seth Pitman
Seth Pitman
Wtf could metro police have done to stop this?
Kevin Richardson
Kevin Richardson
Patrol like they're suppose to do instead of hanging out at dennys
David Hutson
David Hutson
That my fear every night walking between trucks in a truck stop or rest area I hope he makes it I hope they catch the female that did this
Kory Dwyer
Kory Dwyer
"female"
Mike Streit
Mike Streit
Be armed and pay attention. Look for shadows. A super bright flashlight in hand can blind attackers if you can't conceal carry.
David Hutson
David Hutson
That's everything I look for
Jesse Morris
Jesse Morris
That's why I don't stop in Indianapolis at that truckstop.
Bill Krause
Bill Krause
Should know better than to park behind that motel...
Michael Higgins
Michael Higgins
Hope the driver is alright.
Donald Gough
Donald Gough
Ok you were fucking with alot lizzard and you didn't pay. bitch shot you. . We are suppose to feel bad why??? Try jacking off. It's safer
Scott Swain
Scott Swain
Shoot back
Kevin Richardson
Kevin Richardson
Can't shoot back because companies restrict concealed weapons.
Tom Lord
Tom Lord
So you get fired. You're still alive Kevin.
Scott Swain
Scott Swain
Well I'm a rebel, cuz I still chewed gum in school when it wasn't permitted lol
Donald Gough
Donald Gough
How's company gonna know your carying after your alive. Dumbass don't be a pussy. Strap up
Scott Swain
Scott Swain
Company Puppets I swear lol
Mike Streit
Mike Streit
My company encourages concealed carry.
Tyrone Woods
Tyrone Woods
He blew the horn 3 times and crawled inside, no fucks were given, good job drivers way to help. Smh
Robert Hall
Robert Hall
Only reason to stop there is to get shot, laid, or both. Mission accomplished..
Matthew Ryan
Matthew Ryan
Douche should've been faithfull to his family.....js
Seth Pitman
Seth Pitman
You don't know what you're talking about.
Ryan Richards
Ryan Richards
Nothing else matters!
Bishop-Dr Fred Pate
Bishop-Dr Fred Pate
Even thouugh he may not have had any personal involvement with her, dealing with lot lizards are death in itself. During my driving days I would just watch them go from truck to truck and just can't figure out why would SOME drivers deal with them.
Michael Cummings
Michael Cummings
Trucking Trash.
Lawarren Ferree
Lawarren Ferree
He didn't pay her.lol
John Everline
John Everline
Guys if you don't get it before you leave home, try to take it with you if possible. It's real out here. I hope the bitch is caught. My apology for the language. My prayers are with this driver and those after him, because there will be more.
Jason Stearns
Jason Stearns
Reading comprehension and retention isn't some people's strong points.
Erick Painter
Erick Painter
Ed MaHood further info
Ryan Richards
Ryan Richards
Caleb Caleb Adam Baker
Jeremiah Algarin
Jeremiah Algarin
Benny Garza Jr.
Benny Garza Jr.
Benny Garza Jr.
I seen that a while back thaught it was yu
Dave Roshell
Dave Roshell
David Manthey
Brian Gosvener
Brian Gosvener
Tiffany Hirons
Tiffany Hirons
Tiffany Hirons
This is what I read to you lastnight lol.
Brian Gosvener
Brian Gosvener
Lmao I knew I heard it somewhere
Tiffany Hirons
Tiffany Hirons
Bahaha
Mikel Theriot
Mikel Theriot
Mickey Arbour