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ENID, Okla. – It’s not a job you would think of as dangerous, but it almost cost one man his life. Chance Stevison took a part-time job as a pizza delivery man to help save some extra money because he and his wife have a new baby on the way.

When he was delivering a pizza to Sunridge Estates Monday night, a couple pulled him inside after he knocked on their door and held him at knifepoint.

“The lady pulled a knife out and told me that she was violent and she would hurt me,” Stevison said. “They had a big old pitbull in there and told me if I tried to run the pitbull would get me.”

The man demanded Stevison’s car, saying he needed it so they could get to Louisiana to visit his sick child. He then started loading their belongings into the car. Stevison eventually made a break for freedom, bolting outside. The man ordered him back into the apartment, but Stevison refused.

“Before they left, he came back up to the door, pulled some rope or something out of his pocket, threw it back inside and said ‘You’re lucky I didn’t have to use this on you.’” Stevison said.

Since then, Stevison has had a hard time sleeping. His daughters, 5-year-old Mysti Rayne and 3-year-old Gabby, are helping him heal. “When I got home to them, I had grabbed them and hugged them and cried like I`ve never cried before. They`re just my pride and joy.”

Police found the car Wednesday in Fort Worth, Texas, but have not made any arrests. Stevison said the car probably will not run again since the crooks destroyed the ignition and broke the windows.

Stevison and his girls are staying with his parents until the couple is caught. He is afraid that they will use items he left in his car, like insurance papers, to find his family.

“About the only thing that keeps my mind off of it is my two little girls.”

The crooks also stole $30 cash he had in his pocket. Stevison has quit the pizza delivery job.


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