Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Boycott Walgreens

Pharmacist Fired After Shooting At Robbers

Last May, a pharmacist at a Michigan Walgreens was dismissed from his job at the drugstore chain after he fired his own handgun at an armed robber. Now the man is suing Walgreens and his lawyers have released footage of the incident to defend their client.

Around 4:30 a.m. on the night of the incident, armed robbers entered the Benton Harbor, MI, store and began demanding cash. According to the pharmacist, one robber jumped over the pharmacy counter and attempted to fire a gun at him but it didn't work. That's when the Walgreens staffer decided he needed to use his own weapon, stowed in his pocket holster.

"At that moment, [the pharmacist] reasonably and justifiably believed that the was going to be shot and either killed or seriously injured by the armed robber," says his lawyers. "[He] then fired his handgun several times in self-defense and in defense of his co-workers."

The pharmacist says he had alerted his superiors at Walgreens about possible security concerns at the store, which had been robbed four years ealier.

Walgreens dismissed the man for violating its "no escalation" policy and disagrees with the plaintiff's contention that he had a "right to carry or discharge a concealed weapon on its premises at any time."

We should already boycott Wallgreens for pushing the H1N1 flu vaccine.

H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Insert Admits It Causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Vasculitis, Paralysis, Anaphylactic Shock And Death

The vaccines are far more deadly than the swine flu

Now they fired a guy who tried to defend himself and fellow workers during an armed robbery. Is that the kind of company you want to give your money to? Not me, I'll never give Walgreens any business. People with common sense should boycott Walgreens.


Anonymous said...

This guy is a true badass and I support what he did 100%. Being a convenience store employee who works overnight, I do carry pepper spray in my pants pocket, and if someone attacked me like that, I would not hesitate to use it.

texlahoma said...

Jason - I do too.
I'm too big of a chicken, I'd have to have a small concealable gun. But pepper spray in the face would work pretty well too, plus no legal/policy problems.

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