Agreed, these were some foolish criminals. (Bagger- LOL!)
And yet I hear of such stories, in some cases with a perpetrator going straight for the kill to obtain nothing more than a man's wallet! What possesses such lunatics?
I'd say the quick-draw pizza guy did a public service by showing criminals what may happen should they trifle with the freedom of others. And those kids got off easy, considering. I'll bet they wisen quickly for the experience.