He used his own weapon to defend against an attack, and his reward was to be fired.
Hoven, a Buchanan native, joined Walgreens in 2006 at the Pipestone Road store. He became night shift pharmacist at the Napier Avenue store when it opened in 2007.Typical. Big corporation doesn't want to invest in security. Doesn't want employees to provide their own security. What do they want? Dead employees? (I bet there is a fair amount of security at corporate headquarters.)
The store was robbed by four neighborhood residents, one carrying a gun, in December 2007.
Afterward, Hoven said, he and other workers complained verbally to managers about the store's security shortcomings. He said nothing was done.
Walgreen's has no stated policy on self-defense or concealed carry, so he may sue for wrongful termination.
So really, what does Walgreen's want? For the employees to just hand over the drugs and money? Cooperating with criminals does not make you safe. Legal concealed carry does not make you unsafe. [via NRA-ILA]