Home Depot cans workers that foiled shoplifter
Customer shoplifts. Employees chase customer to parking lot. Shoplifter threatens to shoot employees before running away. Customers write down shoplifter's car license plate. Police ultimately nab shoplifter.
Uh, story doesn't end there.
The employees were fired.
No, really. Check out the full story here.
See, those employees broke their company's policy. At the Home Depot, it's never fair game to chase a shoplifter.
"Even if you pursue a shoplifter to get their tag number, they often then speed away, putting everyone in the lot at risk. The problem is that pursuing shoplifters is extremely dangerous, which is why we only allow trained security personnel to do so."
— Stephen Holmes, Home Depot corporate communicators director
Look, we get it that chasing shoplifters is not safe. We also get that Home Depot has some history with this particular topic.
Earlier this month, a suspected shoplifter was arrested for stabbing and injuring a Home Depot loss prevention officer at a store in North Carolina. Less than two weeks later, at another Home Depot store in North Carolina, a customer allegedly punched a cashier in the head during an argument over a receipt. The employee suffered brain damage, according to the company.
We get a rule was broken.
But, firing employees for actually helping seems... well, God bless, Corporate America, one and all.
It's popping up all over the place.
No, we said popping not ... nevermind.
Wine, cats, coffee — what more could you ask for?
A Georgia driver hit more than a bump in the road while driving.
Elysia Morris said she was driving her red BMW through a construction zone when a truck was driving toward her without stopping.
She said she veered to the left to avoid a possible collision when her car got stuck in fresh, wet concrete.
"[The truck is] still driving towards me, still honking the horn, so I bear over to the left and my car ends up submerged in fresh, wet concrete," Morris said.
Morris was rescued safely, but her car was lodged deep into the mixture.
She said the construction company told her the concrete would cure in an hour and the tow truck that responded asked her to sign a waiver saying the county wasn't responsible for any damages before they would tow it.
She refused to sign, and they left the concrete to dry around her car, cementing it into the street.
Construction workers eventually used a jack hammer to remove the block of concrete and the car and loaded it onto a flatbed truck.
Condolences are pouring in from all over ... for a girl they never knew. But her story speaks to all of them.