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    Should this AUTO ZONE employee have been fired? v. Guns

    Devin McClean, AutoZone Employee, Fired After Stopping Robber With His Own Personal Weapon (VIDEO)


    After AutoZone employee Devin McClean stopped a serial thief from robbing the local auto parts store in York County, Virginia, some hailed him as a hero, but not the head honchoes at AutoZone. They saw McClean's actions as a reason for termination.

    It's not the fact that McClean thwarted the would-be-robber, but how he did it.

    When the “fake beard bandit," a repeat offender who has struck more than 30 stores in the area, recently entered the store with a gun in hand, McClean took it upon himself to stop the robbery. McClean darted out the door grabbed his gun, reentered the store and confronted the bandit. He was fired two days later.

    Shortly after the incident, a Facebook group called "Boycott Autozone in support of Devin Mclean" popped up, asking community members to call AutoZone in support of McClean. Another campaign against AutoZone that calls for the company to publicly apologize, change its policy and reinstate McClean was also posted on a boycott site.

    An Autozone representative told a local news channel that the company has a zero tolerance policy for employees bringing weapons into their stores.

    This isn't the first time an employee has been fired for intervening in a robbery. In 2011, four Walmart employees were terminated after they disarmed and subdued a gun-toting assailant. Walmart policy directs employees to "disengage" and "withdraw" when a weapon is drawn.


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    My thoughts:

    Yes he should have been fired.

    It is NOT okay for employees to play the police. Never is. This isn't a shock. 99% of businesses have this rule and you know that before being hired.

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    FROM FACEBOOK:

    A friend of mine got terminated for giving money to a robber while being forced at knife point. The guy did as the robber said and the store policy stated to had over anything that the robber demanded. They came back two weeks later and fired him because he gave the robber what he wanted...money from the register. Even caught on tape and fighting for his job, corporate came back and said he had no right to give anyone anything for free.

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    FROM FACEBOOK:

    Change the name to semi-Auto Zone

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    FROM FACEBOOK (THAT KICKS YOUR ASS)

    @dan i know i dont know you and its not that i dont believe you but that just sounds like a fake internet story. That excuse for firing someone would not hold up in court.

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    FROM FACEBOOK:

    "He had no right to give away anything for free"? So youre tellin me company x policy says just let employee die?

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    FROM FACEBOOK THAT KICKS YOUR BORING ASS:

    I worked for the same
    Company prior to that it has happened a lot. Especially in metro stl.

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    He should have been fired if that was the policy! Simple

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    He should have received an award and a bonus. Fuck the robber, he has no rights.

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