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Spinelli's pizza deliveryman returns to hospital after release; says he forgives attacker

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The man who was attacked and robbed while delivering pizza Sunday afternoon was out of the hospital Wednesday when he said he forgives his attacker, according to a news release from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Another release form the seminary says Josh Lewis was initially discharged Wednesday, but doctors decided to keep him an additional night for observation. 

Lewis, 19, is a pizza deliveryman for Spinelli's Pizzeria. On Sunday, he was delivering pizza to the emergency room at downtown Louisville's Norton Hospital when police say a man confronted him outside his car and demanded his keys. 

According to the news release, Lewis dropped the keys and ran, but the suspect stabbed him in the back before taking his keys and driving away in his Jeep Cherokee with the pizza inside.

Lewis, a student of the seminary, has since been released from the hospital. In an interview with Southern Seminary News, he said he forgives his attacker.

"I'm not really holding a grudge against him," he said, according to the news release. "If he was in the same room as me right now, I would tell him what he did isn't okay, but I would tell him that I forgive him and try to share the gospel with him and show him Christ."

Lewis, who has received national attention, says there is one rumor he has since been trying to stamp out.

He says he did not deliver the pizza after he was stabbed.

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