AutoZone employee fired after taking action against “Fake Beard Bandit.” Time to start buying our parts at O’Reilly. This guy should be rewarded, not fired.

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KimmyQueen November 30, 2012 at 11:43 am

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Doing the right thing no longer gets rewarded. This is bad examples for future generations.

danybhoy November 30, 2012 at 1:37 pm

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This is true.

KimmyQueen November 30, 2012 at 3:26 pm

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Sorry …this is a bad example… I meant

GhostntheMachine November 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm

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“Time to start buying our parts at O’Reilly”
I’m in, didn’t even read it but screw ‘em. Oh Oh Oh O’Reilly’s…

moudoka November 30, 2012 at 12:21 pm

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Just about every major company has the exact same policy. They dress it up however they want, but it boils down to the fact they are afraid of being sued by anyone and everyone. If an employee takes action against a thief, and either of the are hurt, the store can be sued (and probably would be) for whatever reason. When I managed a fast food place, it was the same issue. It was hammered in to just “give them the money” and do nothing. In some cases, I agree, in some I do not. I think the merits of this Auto Zone employee are commendable, because he turned the tables against a very bad person. Yet the good guy is in trouble. Pretty lame.

KimmyQueen November 30, 2012 at 3:29 pm

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If the employee gets hurt protecting the business the business should take care of the employee and not wait for a lawsuit. If the thief gets hurt and sues, seriously? that is why you get insurance anyway and any judge will dismiss the case and just get a good lawyer. It seems pretty stupid to me, in fact employees should be trained to defend themselves and also go onthe offensive IF the opportunity presents itself.

poppajoe49 December 1, 2012 at 6:54 am

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You’re right moudoka, but what this policy does is foster a sense of bravado in theives, because they know they can get away with it.

jcrowley1985 November 30, 2012 at 1:50 pm

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More Corporate Greed

danybhoy November 30, 2012 at 2:24 pm

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Why don’t you just wait & bleed?

Not so silent November 30, 2012 at 2:59 pm

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Just Remember Creepy Crowley is living on the government. He is part of the WELFARE GREED…..screw him and the overweight girlfriend he rode in on.

jcrowley1985 November 30, 2012 at 3:30 pm

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Blame CORPORATE GREED for eliminating jobs with their greedy ways.

Not so silent November 30, 2012 at 6:59 pm

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I see your back for your gratification little boy. Your one sick little F*ck you know that?

By the way being a pervert and spanking the monkey in mom’s basement will never get you gainful employment with a corporation or not…Welfare GREED strikes again….

KimmyQueen November 30, 2012 at 7:07 pm

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Corporations need workers in order to survive eliminating jobs just for the sake of eliminating jobs or due to greed doesn’t make sense. Hiring a lot of workers and not paying them what they are due is a good example of corporate greed. However, EITHER THING has NOTHING to do with this story whatsoever. You are making no sense. I don’t think you actually know what you are saying and are just talking out of your ass because you are high or something. It actually hurts the brain reading your crap. Seriously man I am sure you can do something else with your life.

flashingscotsman November 30, 2012 at 9:00 pm

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TD,………..MO.

Otherwise, you’re trying to talk sense into a brick.

RobertW December 1, 2012 at 7:15 am
GhostntheMachine December 1, 2012 at 10:34 am

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I had a TV Brick (Nerf, looked real) long time ago. Hey I’m a Bengals fan, came in handy. Sure would have relieved some stress this past election year if I’d still had it.

flashingscotsman December 1, 2012 at 5:59 pm

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When I was in grade school, a friend of mine was the son of a stage hand on the Rowan & Martin Laugh-in. Yes, that was a long time ago. Anyway, he brought a break-away bottle to school, and hit me over the head with it in front of some teachers. They were NOT amused.

RobertW December 1, 2012 at 7:53 pm

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ha ha ha ha ha

flashingscotsman December 1, 2012 at 9:46 am
RobertW December 1, 2012 at 9:57 am

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done and done!
¡Gracias amigo!

grego December 1, 2012 at 11:56 am

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Well, I did it. And by the way, wal mart is just as bad. If an employee has a gun on premises, even in his car, they can him. And they put in his file : fired for workplace violence. Ha. The assholes never found MY gun.

poppajoe49 December 1, 2012 at 3:05 pm

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Are you kidding me?
Wal Mart employees need to be armed to protect themselves from the customers!

loshonhora December 2, 2012 at 3:17 pm

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maybe they just rely on customers with ccws to protect them.

RobertW December 1, 2012 at 7:04 pm