Hero Defends Himself By Pulling Out A Gun On Man With Hatchet, Then Gets Fired
A brave man stopped a man who was attempted to rob the convenience store that he was working at back in April.
Now the hero’s quick thinking and bravery has cost him his job.
According to KOIN,
A would-be robber of a convenience store brought a hatchet as a weapon. He ran when the clerk pulled out a gun.
The April 28 incident at the Oak Grove Plaid Pantry was captured on surveillance video and just released by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.
The video shows a man walk into the Plaid Pantry around 1 a.m., walk up to the counter and pull a 12-inch hatchet from his pants. He shows it to the clerk, who then pulls out a gun.
As the clerk picked up the phone to call 911, the robber slid the hatchet across the counter, put his hands up and reportedly said, “I’m sorry. I’ll leave.” He then ran out of the store.
Seems like a great story so far right? The man exercises his right to bear arms and defends himself and the store.
But that’s not where this story ends.
Fox News reports,
However, the clerk’s quick thinking cost him his job, with the president of Plaid Pantry in Oak Grove explaining to local station KOIN-TV that the chain has a zero-tolerance policy for weapons.
He said employees are trained to de-escalate robbery situations to avoid injury, according to the station.
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office on Friday released surveillance video of the incident which took place April 28 at the store, seeking tips in identifying the suspect who fled empty-handed and without the 12-inch hatchet.
“We’d like to reunite you with the hatchet you left behind after the clerk responded with a handgun and a 911 call and you fled the scene,” Sgt. Marcus Mendoza said in a news release.
Mendoza said the suspect placed the hatchet on the counter and reportedly telling the clerk, “I’m sorry. I’ll leave.”
This place is going to be out of business very soon, I can just smell it. You don’t fire a man who saves the day. There won’t be a next time, but it there was, that guy would just let them take whatever they wanted. You can’t treat your brave employees like that that get away with it.
You can bet that the community is going to be boycotting that store for sure.