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Woman loses job after trying to stop shoplifter
When Lowe's employee Karen Sizemore saw a man shoplifting from her Kentucky store she says she snapped: It was just the adrenaline rush I'm not taking it anymore.You just get to the point where you're so tired of people stealing from you. So Karen a grandmother and 18-year employee of the chain followed the thief out to his car and reached into the backseat trying to retrieve the Dewalt tool kit valued at $600. She wasn't able to get it but she did get the man's license plate number and car make, leading to his arrest.The incident made her a minor celebrity in town and with her coworkers who nicknamed her Rambo.But the pursuit also backfired, when Karen was fired this week. Fighting back tears she explains their explanation was I put myself and other people in danger and they fired me.Lowe's issued a public statement:Our policies are in place for the safety of our workers.We have very specific guidelines when it comes to handling potential shoplifters to ensure the well being of not only our team but our customers.The corporate office has since added that they will further investigate the incident.
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Woman loses job after trying to stop shoplifter
When Lowe's employee Karen Sizemore saw a man shoplifting from her Kentucky store she says she snapped: It was just the adrenaline rush I'm not taking it anymore.You just get to the point where you're so tired of people stealing from you. So Karen a grandmother and 18-year employee of the chain followed the thief out to his car and reached into the backseat trying to retrieve the Dewalt tool kit valued at $600. She wasn't able to get it but she did get the man's license plate number and car make, leading to his arrest.The incident made her a minor celebrity in town and with her coworkers who nicknamed her Rambo.But the pursuit also backfired, when Karen was fired this week. Fighting back tears she explains their explanation was I put myself and other people in danger and they fired me.Lowe's issued a public statement:Our policies are in place for the safety of our workers.We have very specific guidelines when it comes to handling potential shoplifters to ensure the well being of not only our team but our customers.The corporate office has since added that they will further investigate the incident.
Date: 10/11/13
Views: 36666
Video by:  YouTube
 
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