SALEM, Ore., May 11 (UPI) -- Workers at an Oregon Domino's location helped save the life of a regular customer after they noticed a significant gap in his order history.
Kirk Alexander, 48, is well known for his daily orders among employees at the Domino's Pizza shop on Silverton Road in Salem, but employees became concerned after noticing he hadn't placed an order in several days.
Managers Sarah Fuller and Jenny Seiber found that he hadn't ordered from the location in 11 days and decided to send driver Tracey Hamblen to his home after a call to his phone went straight to voicemail.
"It was about 1 a.m. Sunday morning, and we weren't terribly busy," Fuller told KARE. "So I asked one of our regular drivers who knew Alexander to stop by the customer's home on Penticton Circle NE and check it out. We all know Kirk and he only lives about 6 minutes from our store, so the whole team was concerned."
The driver noticed the lights in Alexander's home were on, but he was not answering the door.
Fuller had been attempting to reach authorities on a non-emergency number, but quickly instructed Hamblen to call 911 after Alexander failed to answer the door.
Marion County sheriff's deputies arrived on the scene and determined that Alexander was suffering from medical problems that required "immediate medical attention" and had him taken to Salem Hospital.
By Monday Alexander was in stable condition and received visits from various Domino's employees.