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Old 12-05-2012, 10:23 AM
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AutoZone Fires Worker Who Stopped Robbery

By Todd Starnes
An AutoZone worker who stopped an armed robbery by retrieving a weapon from his truck said he was fired by the company for violating their gun policy.

Devin McLean and his store manager were about to close the AutoZone in York County, Va. when a gunman barged into the store.

“He pulled a gun from his waist band and demanded me and my manager go back into the office,” McLean told Fox News.

At some point, McLean was left in a restroom while the gunman made the manager open the store safe. That’s when McLean, a 23-year-old Air Force veteran, bolted through a side door and ran to his truck.

He returned through the front door holding a Glock 40 – pointed directly at the masked robber.

“I told him to freeze and to drop his weapon,” McLean told Fox News.
Instead, the robber took off – last seen running down the street from the store.

“I watched him run down the street,” he said. “I came back inside and made sure my manager was okay and he called the police.”

The York County Sheriff’s Dept. believes the bandit is responsible for as many as 30 robberies across the region.

“One of the officers asked why I didn’t shoot the robber,” McLean said.
Sheriff J.D. Diggs told Fox News he considers McLean to be a hero.

“He did a very brave thing,” the sheriff said. “He put himself in jeopardy in an attempt to make sure his friend was safe. He did a very brave thing.”
The part-time worker’s manager was especially thankful and credited McLean with saving his life.

But two days after the robbery – and just a week before Thanksgiving – McLean was fired.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:41 AM
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Another reason not to shop there.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:48 AM
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My store has the same rule. Im not allowed to have a gun on the property at all, not even in my car. But what they dont know wont hurt right?

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Old 12-05-2012, 10:50 AM
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I guess they were forced to do so by company policy. If they don't terminate that guy, then every hilljack yahoo is coming to work armed to the teeth every day. Total BS, the guy did the right thing, but still...this is one of them there Catch-22's.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:56 AM
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If they don't terminate that guy, then every hilljack yahoo is coming to work armed to the teeth every day.
And the problem with this would be what?
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Unfortunate for the guy who lost his job, but not unusual as I've seen similar stories where companies fire their employees for this type of action or for fighting with the robber. now he is free to work for Advance Auto Parts, just leave the Glock at home.
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And the problem with this would be what?
Don't you remember ye olden days when AutoZone employees would shoot the customer if they couldn't recall their engine size?

I used to think to myself every time I heard "WET CLEAN UP! ISLE 4!" that the gene pool was being cleansed...

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Yeah, kind of a dick move on AZ's part to fire the guy, but I'd be willing to bet most of the other auto parts chain stores have a similar policy too.
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And the problem with this would be what?
Lawyers would make money hand over fist. oh wait...
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Lawyers would make money hand over fist. oh wait...
How so?
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