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AutoZone Fires Worker Who Stopped Robbery
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"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."

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top...bbery.html
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If there is any justice in this world he will get a nice big six figure settlement from Autozone.

And they are now added to the list of companies i will never spend a dime at again.
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There's just no common sense anymore these days. Ridiculous.
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Valorius;49178 Wrote:If there is any justice in this world he will get a nice big six figure settlement from Autozone.

And they are now added to the list of companies i will never spend a dime at again.

This week has been horrible for the check list! NBC, NFL, WWP and now Auto Zone. All in 3 days! :'(
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He knew the policy- the same as all other parts chains.

I don't feel sorry for him.

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Rosco the Iroc;49193 Wrote:He knew the policy- the same as all other parts chains.

I don't feel sorry for him.

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Gee...I wonder if the robber was aware of autozones zero tolerance policy?

Zero tolerance policies are bullshit because all they do is prevent those who are honest and follow the rules from being able to defend themselves.

The guy prevented both himself and his co-worker from possibly being shot or killed during the holdup..the guy deserves a medal not loss of income.
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Rosco the Iroc;49193 Wrote:He knew the policy- the same as all other parts chains.

I don't feel sorry for him.

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My gosh are you kidding me?! He had the gun in his CAR. The life of his coworker was threatened, so he took care of business. He did not even shoot anybody. He didn't shoot, period! He SHOWED his LEGAL weapon and averted a crime and possibly a murder or two.

I suppose "policy" was letting a coworker die. Shrug If that's the case, then its a REAL bad policy.
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I look at it this way. It sucks Auto Zone forbids its employees from carrying. When the employee decided to carry while at work, he knew that he was violating company policy. He accepted the idea that if he gets caught he will get canned, but his life will also be protected. He used his firearm and saved his life, but the company found out and he got canned. He shouldn't be surprised or upset for getting fired, he knew this would happen. Auto Zone was following their company policy so I am not mad at them for enforcing it. I am mad at them for adding "no carrying at work" to their employee handbook. If they didn't have the "no carrying at work" policy in their handbook, then yes, I would be pissed at Auto Zone for firing him. I hope that makes sense.
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Rosco the Iroc;49193 Wrote:He knew the policy- the same as all other parts chains.

I don't feel sorry for him.

I have to strongly disagree with you, yes it is typical cooperate policy to not stop a robbery and give in etc, but this was not a typical situation. This situation extends beyond that, he wasn't protecting material goods or the register. He was protecting someones life.

Had he played Dirty Harry in order to protect some valve cover gaskets, okay, I can see a firing in that case, but this is NOT that.

Philadelphia Patriot;49199 Wrote:I look at it this way. It sucks Auto Zone forbids its employees from carrying. When the employee decided to carry while at work, he knew that he was violating company policy. He accepted the idea that if he gets caught he will get canned, but his life will also be protected. He used his firearm and saved his life, but the company found out and he got canned. He shouldn't be surprised or upset for getting fired, he knew this would happen. Auto Zone was following their company policy so I am not mad at them for enforcing it. I am mad at them for adding "no carrying at work" to their employee handbook. If they didn't have the "no carrying at work" policy in their handbook, then yes, I would be pissed at Auto Zone for firing him. I hope that makes sense.

Philadelphia Patriot. He WASN'T carrying at work. It was simply in his vehicle. Not tucked in his waste band IWB. If it was on his person I'd agree with you. He took action to defend his coworkers like which sometimes becomes family. Just like he stated he learned in the service. You would hopefully do the same thing. At least if I was your coworker I'd hope you did.


What is bothering me even more than anything is WHY THE HELL IS A AIR FORCE VET WORKING AT A AUTO ZONE!
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AndrewG23;49202 Wrote:Philadelphia Patriot. He WASN'T carrying at work. It was simply in his vehicle.

actually if its on company property, even the parking lot, they probably consider that carrying on the premises. I know my employer does...
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