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Gas station clerk pulls gun on robber and gets fired

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smallpotatoes, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member


    I know a lot of people will look at this as a recent phenomenon that indicates how soft we've become, but polices like this are nothing new. In the mid-80's I remember hearing about a Domino's delivery driver who successfully fought off a robber and was fired because company police dictated that the employee cooperated with the robber.
    I've worked in a convenience store that had the same policy. I think it's for liability reasons and they don't want employees to feel compelled to take any chances to stop a robbery and find themselves in a situation they can't handle and get hurt or killed.
    When I was a senior in high school, I applied for a job at a convenience store. A friend of mine tried to tell me I wasn't cut out for the job. He asked me what would happen if I was robbed. "You'd probably give him the money," he said. Then he said he'd take out his gun or use some sort of martial arts skills and be a big hero.
    Damned right I'd give the guy the money. My life is worth a lot more than whatever's in the register, not to mention the minimum wage the store is paying me. If that makes me a pussy, so be it, but I'd be a pussy who gets to go home at the end of my shift.
    When you try to be a hero, you can end up a dead hero.
  2. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Difficult situation. He felt like his life was in danger and was absolutely within his rights to draw his weapon. I would have done the same thing. Yes, the company had the no weapons policy and he knew he would be fired. Somehow, I have a feeling he's going to be getting some job offers.
  3. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member


  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Probably the happiest day of that guy's life.
  5. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    It's Nashua. I'd be thrilled if I got out of there, too.
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Thanks for working the overnight shift for me. I'll take it from here.
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