Mar 31, 2010 11:47 AM by Kate Mundy

Devout Catholic, Pizza Hut Delivery Driver Killed

Tim Falgout would've celebrated his 51st birthday next week, but he'll be buried instead. The Pizza Hut delivery driver's life was violently taken Monday night just before 9:30 at 306 Rue Canard Street. His lifeless body was discovered by the Youngsville-area family who ordered the pizza.

"The caller called for a pizza and was waiting for that pizza to come, noticed the time was passing by and actually looked outside to see if they could see anyone. Did notice a vehicle at the end of the driveway, did notice that there was someone laying next to the vehicle,"  said Lt. Craig Stansbury.

Tuesday, Lafayette Parish Sheriff's deputies stopped cars and knocked on doors, looking for clues in the quiet middle class neighborhood. "They basically just came up and said do you have any kind of video surveillance that might add to their investigation, they were also kind of curious if we had heard anything," said neighbor Jon Wiebe.

So far the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office has made no arrests. But they believe the motive could be robbery. "We do have some items missing from the victim," said Lt. Stansbury.

Those who know Falgout say he would've given a thief anything he had and even while dying, he would have prayed for his killer's soul.

Falgout was a devout catholic, his sister Lindy Soileau tells KATC that he would carry a rosary in his pocket on deliveries for Pizza Hut and he would also tell his customers God bless you.

On the night he was killed, Falgout was planning on attending holy hour at "Community of Jesus Crucified," where the Holy Rosary Institute holds around the clock adoration. It wasn't like him to be a no show. "He was very faithful, he would be here every Monday at 10 o'clock," said Fr. Michael Champagne.

He spent a couple years working to become a priest, but stopped so he could help his ailing parents. He spent Monday working in his mother's yard, and barely had time for a quick shower before he needed to be at Pizza Hut.

"Tim was a very, very generous very simple fellow, very quiet, but very, very influential in a very quiet way. He loved the lord very much," said Fr. Champagne.

Friends can't believe he was taken in this way. Tuesday, Ted Deshotels arrived at the adoration chapel to pray for Tim. "Such a good pure person like Tim, to be attacked in the way he was attacked and killed, the brutality of it is just terrible," said Deshotels.

Soileau said her brother was her best friend and Christ-like. The only consolation for her, is he will be in heaven.

Visitation for Falgout is planned for Monday morning April 5 starting at 9:00 at St. Pius. Funeral services follow at 10:30 a.m.

Christopher Fuller with the corporate Pizza Hut office in Dallas, Texas released this statement: "Our hearts and prayers go out to our employee and his family.  We are currently working closely with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office as they conduct an investigation."

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