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Response to gejohnston (Reply #58)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 05:03 PM

60. Boy that's a bunch of "what if."

I think it's probably rare that robbers herd people into the back room and start harming them unless they have larger objectives than a simple robbery. Then they must be re-classified as terrorists. I believe the most common robbery is just all about the quick cash for the robber's next drug fix or some other nefarious reason.

Terrorist events are on a completely different scale. However, I still do not think that people who are not trained in how to handle these events should go get their guns and start waving them around. I'd like to think I'm smart enough to know I'm not qualified to negotiate with a terrorist so if I go get my gun I'm probably making the situation worse.

As I've said in other posts. Autozone was absolutely right to terminate this guy. He had no authority to go get his gun and try to be a police officer. All he did by bringing another gun into the mix was further endanger his co-workers and any customers. Robbers who are unchallenged usually just take the money and run. By showing up with a gun to challenge them he set up a confrontation that could have gotten him or others killed.

He should most certainly have been terminated.

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