Nobody said being a pizza delivery guy was easy. And we know it can also be dangerous. On July 23, that potential of danger played out in south Minneapolis.
Dulono's employee Andrew Gryskiewicz was the victim of an attempted robbery and carjacking at 3:30 a.m. Gryskiewicz had just finished his final delivery and was on his way back to the restaurant. He was shot and left for dead in his car before being discovered by police and rushed to a hospital.
The wound in his heart was repaired by surgeons, but he is still in critical condition. Gryskiewicz made progress over the weekend, and was able to speak and breathe on his own. But, with concern over fluid in his lungs and possible blood clotting, Gryskiewicz is not yet "out of the woods," according to a statement on the Dulono's Facebook page. Dulono's could not be reached directly for comment.
There is a GoFundMe page set up to help offset Gryskiewicz's expenses while he is in recovery. They've raised over $13,000 in three days, mostly thanks to small anonymous donations. "Thank you for your awesome display of humanity," Dulono's writes, on behalf of the Gryskiewicz family.
Dulono's has been serving pizza in Minneapolis for nearly 60 years.