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Friends say 'strong faith in God' helping pizza delivery man recover from surprise attack

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A surprise attack on the job sent a pizza delivery man to the hospital.

Friends say Josh Lewis is recovering well at U of L Hospital from a knife wound, but there's no official word on his condition.

Lewis was delivering Spinelli's pizza to the emergency room at Norton Hospital when he was stabbed and robbed. Someone attacked him from behind as soon as he got out of his car.

"The man got out at the same time, followed him about halfway to the ER, stabbed him in the back, took his cash, took his keys. All his personal belongings were in his car. He carjacked him," said Willow Rouben, the CFO and regional manager for Spinelli's.

Lewis was treated at Norton, and later transferred to U of L Hospital to repair a collapsed young.

Lewis, who is 19 years old, is from Detroit, but is a sophomore at Boyce College, the undergraduate school at Southern Seminary.

"When I first found out, I was really shocked," said John Mike McGuire, a close friend, who lived with Lewis in a school dorm.

"He has very strong will-power to keep fighting and keep going. He has a very strong faith in God and, right now, that's what's keeping him together," said McGuire.

"He's in great spirits. Even last night in the recovery room, he was making jokes," said Boyce College Dean Dan Dewitt.

Dewitt says he's grateful the attack occurred outside a hospital.

"The depth of the knife wound, if it was somewhere else, it would have been very, very dangerous. But he literally was able to walk right into the ER at Norton, and received immediate medical attention. So we're thankful for God's providence," said Dewitt.

Lewis has worked at Spinelli's since last August.

At the restaurant, employees expressed shock that something like this could happen, especially during the afternoon.

"We've had very few robberies in the last couple of years, very few incidents considering how many deliveries we do," said Rouben.

"He's thanking the Lord for the fact that God was watching over him, even in the midst of the traffic event that took place," said Dewitt.

Police have not made any arrests in the case, but investigators are looking for a black Jeep Cherokee with gold racing stripes and light blue trim with a Michigan license plate. Anyone with information is asked to call the LMPD crime tipline at 502-574-LMPD.

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