Georgia Waffle House Waitress Fired After Restaurant is Robbed
She chased out robbers and got fired for it.
What do you think about this Waffle House waitress in Georgia who was fired after having to deal with robbers?
Heather Burkinshaw-Stanley told police that three men came in and sat down in her restaurant in North Druid Hills, Georgia, at 2:30am and ordered food. Twenty minutes later one of the men showed a note saying that they would shoot everyone inside if they didn’t get all of the money. Heather gave the man $200. The suspects then walked out and walked to their cars.
Heather followed them out, went to her own car and grabbed her gun. She fired a shot in the air as the men drive away. She told the police that she felt her actions were protecting the restaurant and its customers, because she didn’t know if the men were going to come back or not. She wanted them to know that at least one person in the restaurant was armed. “I didn’t know if they had guns,” she said. “I didn’t know if they were going to their vehicle to get another one and could come back and try to get to the safe, so my instinct was to go to my car and get the gun.”
Waffle House wouldn’t comment on her firing because it was a personnel matter. Heather said she was unapologetic and would do the same thing again. What do you think? Should she have followed them out and fired? Do you think the company was right to fire her?
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