Texas veteran fired from Home Depot after trying to stop shoplifters. Free Home Depot should just get it over with and make everything free. I’m sure their board of directors and shareholders will love that one.

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Navyvet2
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What the hell was this guy doing. All the HD employees I see are standing around shooting the shit and should you approach one with a question they all run in a different direction. If you can trap one and ask whereinell something is they send you to the other side of the store since they have no idea.

poppajoe49
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I worked at HD years ago, and they always had this policy. They don’t want employees hurt over a few dollars, but some people just react and don’t think about policy when something like this happens.

Dave K
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Yep, I’m one of them. One time over ten years ago, someone tried to snatch a kid a couple of houses down. Oh fvck no, not on my watch. I ran down the street, grabbed the kid away from him and punched him in the face. He did get away but I never saw that car around here again.

imamu sesay
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Great job! You’re an American hero.

RedRightBlonde
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I am SO over Home Depot! They can kiss my arse, I will NEVER shop there again. My issue ( aside from this ) is the co-owner Arthur Blank and his BS decision to retire Michael Pitbull Abuser-in-chief Vick as a Falcon. Never liked that shit-ass team anyway. They just exemplify EVERYTHING that is wrong here in The ATL😠

danybhoy
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What’s sad is that Lowe’s probably has the same policy.

poppajoe49
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I actually saw a woman employee at Lowe’s stop a guy trying to walk off with two chainsaws asked him for a receipt and he said it was in the car with his friend. He went to go get the receipt and they drove off.

Dave K
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I used to manage retail and this sort of policy has been around for awhile. They train you to react passively to any kind of threat.

Someone around here was fired for stopping a robbery at the convenience store where he was a cashier because after the robber went out the door with the money, the clerk ran outside and tackled him. The police showed up and congratulated him for detaining the guy but as soon as he went back inside, he was fired by the manager because he defied company policy. So he got a pat on the back by the police but lost his job. That was over ten years ago.

Fvck that. If someone is committing a crime, I’m going to do my damnedest to stop it. I wasn’t raised to be a pvssy.

MGAP
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Yep, most stores have this policy. They would rather lose the merchandise than an employee. Even one step further is that had this guy injured one of the thieves, he could sue HD and probably win. Sucks, but that’s how retailers cover their own butts. I worked at Kmart in high school back in the late 70s. They had the same policy way back then.

The fact that they lead this story with “veteran” is only to rile people up. Believe it or not, there are a crapton of veterans out there that are shitbirds. This guy probably couldn’t follow orders and obey the rules when he was in the service too.

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