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February 10, 2011

Resistance is futile at Wal-Mart




4 Walmart employees fired
after disarming gunman
caught shoplifting

"The four believe their quick actions to disarm and secure the man helped prevent what could have been a tragic event. They held the man until a police officer arrived, who wrote in his report that the gunman was taken to the ground in his and citizens' "best interest and safety."

"I was thinking, 'Whose house am I going to tonight to tell their family their loved one was shot?'" Poulsen said. "You have to make a decision: Do I ight for my life or do I stand here and watch?""
(LAYTON-Utah) -- The shoplifter smashed Gabriel Stewart up against a wall. It didn't take him long to realize that pressure against his lower back was from a loaded gun held by a desperate man who didn't want to go to jail.

The gunman had a firm grip on Stewart's shoulder, telling him and three of his Walmart co-workers, "Don't make me do this."

"Absolutely, time stopped," Stewart told KSL News. "I didn't know what to do."

Instantly, Shawn Ray and Justin Richins kicked into gear, spinning the gunman around. Lori Poulsen ripped the gun away and secured it. They all held onto the man until police arrived minutes later.

The four Layton Walmart employees felt it was mission accomplished. Police officers told them they had done everything right.

But a week later, all four were fired from their jobs. Walmart said their actions had violated company policy and put their fellow workers and shoppers at risk.

15 comments:

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Someone will hire them ... The lawyers and the libs have gotten us to this point.

T. F. Stern said...

When doing what is right gets you fired then it's time to use the line, "I was looking for a job when I found this one."

Nickie Goomba said...

Woody... They're violent out-of-control vigilantes. Nothing left for them to do but join the TeaParty.

Nickie Goomba said...

TF... I always try to ask myself "What would Dirty Harry have done?"

The Underground Pewster said...

Walmart should have given them a promotion. This type of action suggests that Walmart will fall as its rules increase.

LL said...

I'm waiting for Eric Holder to denounce them and call for their prosecution.

It's a clear abuse of the shoplifter's right to steal (something that the Obama Administration and the Chicago thugocracy is skilled at). This shoplifter needs to be made a czar of some sort...

Opus #6 said...

The jerk's tail needed some kicking and these good Walmartians took care of business. Sounds like they defended themselves as they have every right to do. Odd to me that Walmart does not approve of self defense. If I had a business I'd hire them in a minute.

Gorges Smythe said...

When a gun is against someone's skin, all "policies" are off. I don't believe in frivolous lawsuits, but the four should get a good lawyer and sue the H_ll out of WalMart!

banned said...

Just this week in England a 77 year old grandma took on, and beat, a 6 strong gang of robbers while everyone else looked on afraid, not of the robbers, but of being accused of breaching the robbers 'uman rights if they intervened.

The Lady in Red, no, this is not a spoof.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR8kLaYMU0E

The_Kid said...

This is why I don't patronize yum foods. Fired a delivery driver with a CC permit who saved his own life from some vermin about to kill him for the few bucks he carried.
Screw Wal-Mart too.

I Love voting with my wallet because I can do it All Day Long Every Day.

WoFat said...

It's so much better to get shot than to subject WalMart to a possible law suit.

The_Kid said...

PS - was a Pizza Hut delivery driver.

Dwrek said...

Maybe Walmart could of gotten away with this back in the day, Now with the internet everyone can hear their story.


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JN Kish said...

I guess they should have called the "See Something Say Something" hotline, left a message, and waited for hours until the police arrived to document the crime scene.

Alex Jones Exposes “See Something, Say Something” as Patent Fraud

"Alex contacted the White House to report that calls placed to publicly published “See Something, Say Something” telephone numbers are going to voicemail."

fuzzys dad said...

What a crock of BS