Fired for catching a shoplifter?!

Omagh, Northern Ireland
July 11, 2010 6:43am CST
Have You heard the story about the 2 Guys working in a Mall who,seeing a Security Guard chasing a shoplifting suspect,joined in and caught the Thief only to be told they were being fired due to their store's "Non-Involvement" Policy? The Guys worked for Sprint..look up the story and let me know what you think of this!
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3 responses
@academic2 (7011)
• Uganda
11 Jul 10
I think that was the most ridiculous policy, how could they arrest people who reacted in good faith
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
11 Jul 10
It was the Shoplifter who got arrested..The guys who caught him lost their jobs over the incident!
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
11 Jul 10
I think sometimes companies get sued by the shoplifters if they get hurt that is why it's on their policy not to chase them once they have left the store premises. It really seems unfair to fire those guys though.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
11 Jul 10
A good message for shoplifters..Steal from this place,and we won't beat you down chasing you,in case You sue!
@jerikjames (1045)
• Philippines
11 Jul 10
Wow. I've just read the news and I think what the company did was unfair. True, their employees did break their policy of non-involvement. But they did it for a good cause. What they did actually increased the popularity of their store. I agree with the article that they should be commended. But I think they should just be warned that it was against store policy. But firing them is going overboard. Firing them gives a bad impression on their store, it shows that they fire people for doing what is right.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
11 Jul 10
Wouldn't this sort of thing be regarded as a citizen's arrest?