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Company Fires Employee For Fending Off Armed Robber with Gun

dweimaraner Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 7:51 AM
the employee endangered everyone in the store by making a dumb move. Its pretty much standard policy across corporate america that when being held up to give the money over without argument. That decreases the chances of anyone getting hurt. Ma an Pa stores may have different policies but this was AutoZone who would be liable if an employee caused a robber to shoot innocent bystanders.
Kuwull Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 8:17 AM
Believe the politically correct bull all you want. We'll all bow when we hear of your death, because you were disarmed by your ignorance.
That won't let you, or your loved ones, go back to breathing.
coveyrise Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 8:14 AM
This is the same "Corporate Thinking" that has given rise to frivolous law suits for bogus Worker's Comp and Product Liability Claims by saying "It's cheaper to settle out of court rather than fight for what is right." The result is more law suits and more robberies. When more armed robbers are taken out with a sheet pulled up over their head, the fewer of them there will be. As long as "Crime Does Pay" we will continue to see more of it.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 8:00 AM

While resisting criminals by any means other than the use of a firearm increases the likelihood of being harmed resisting with a firearm decreases that likelihood.

Passive acceptance of victimization is not a valid option for free people.
Quintus_T_Cicero Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 8:10 AM
Hate to tell you this, but cops can't be everywhere, and the criminals are becoming more violent , and less apt to leave witnesses. Having been a cop I can tell you , it takes at least 3-5 minutes at a minimum to respond to a crime inprogress.
Earl29 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 8:13 AM
Because it is not the corporate leaders who are likely to end up dead. They can afford to lose a few clerks. That's better than being sued.
dweimaraner Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 8:14 AM
Tell me of one retail chain that encourages employees to resist a robbery? I worked for several inlcuding toys r us, exxon and a bank while in high school and college and it was policy to not resist. They also all banned employees from being armed while on the job.
Roseann9 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 8:18 AM
Yes, and the undertakers will make more money from dead bodies of former employees. No one can make money if they are dead.
Earl29 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 8:19 AM
Sure, if their employees are killed by invading criminals, they can always hire more, but lawsuits cost a lot of money to defend.
Quintus_T_Cicero Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 8:19 AM

Tis better to be fired and tried by 12 than carried by six.
aj59 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 8:23 AM
You are right, Earl. And in the crazy, effed-up liberal world of today, it is NOT the employees/customers who sue, it is the robbers and their families who do the suing! Robbers being shot during the course of the robbery usually DO sue the company, and they get the money; whether it be from a settlement or a trial, they win. If the robber gets killed by someone defending themselves, then the robber's family will sue. Seen it time and time again, and during my CCW class that was pounded into your head. So, Earl, you hit the nail right on the head; better to have to pay to bury an employee than pay millions to robbers and their families.
wcouch Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 8:25 AM
EH! Law enforcement, and just where are they? The other reason the company did what, is that they can write off more on the insurance.
skywalker58 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 8:29 AM
The person directly confronted should not resist and do what the armed robber asks. If another employee can slip out and get help or do what this veteran did, then they should not be punished. There have been numerous cases of an armed person entering a fast food restaurant at closing or just after and rounding up all the employees, forcing them into the freezer or back room and killing them all. Not resisting does not always mean you get away unharmed. It happened here in Alabama (Gadsden) so don't say that never happens.
Joesolis Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 2:30 PM
Law enforcement are just the people that We The People hire to do that job on an everyday basis. That does NOT mean we have given over responsibility for our own protection totally to them and expect them to be there to defend us.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 6:34 PM
Because left-libs who think that criminals are really nice people who don't want to hurt anyone have captured the system.

When an armed robber entered a Virginia AutoZone store demanding that the manager unlock the store’s safe, employee and Air Force veteran Devin McClean snuck out of the store to grab his legally-owned gun from his vehicle. When he returned with his weapon, he was able to scare the robber away, thereby saving his manager’s life and the company $2,000. How was McClean rewarded for carrying out such a heroic act? Because he violated company policy by bringing a personal weapon into the store-- he was fired. The Blaze has more:

But although the store’s manager was...

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