Gun-toting druggist sues over firing

Sep 12, 2011 Full story: WEAU-TV Eau Claire 19

A pharmacist who thwarted an attempted armed robbery inside a southwestern Michigan drugstore where he was working by shooting his own gun at one of the masked robbers has filed a federal lawsuit after being fired from his job.

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epugmagoo

Honolulu, HI

#2 Sep 13, 2011
awcmon wrote:
Walgreens - just following recommended U.S. law enforcement policy...
Be a pussie and take it up the @ss like a f@ggot.
=]
You mean brainless of-course.
joe

Chicago, IL

#3 Sep 14, 2011
That is the Walgreens way. You are just a number. If you die they don't care about you. And if you protect yours they will fire you and they can't even protect you!!! What a bad company!!!
Former_emp

Alexandria, VA

#4 Feb 24, 2012
What ever happened with this? Did he win?
Former_emp

Alexandria, VA

#5 Feb 24, 2012
I find it interesting to see this man fired. When I worked for the company I worked overnights and it was the standard that either the pharmacist or the mgt would be armed, they are the only two in the store at night. It was for safety purposes. The cooperate and comply crap was for daytime employees, so that customers would not get hit in a cross fire.
rong

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Feb 8, 2013
I got robbed a while back at gun point. Walgreens didn't do nothing to protect me and made no effort to ensure my safety in the future I was back at work the next day.

Is there any paid time off for employees that are robbed at gun point.
Altec Lansing

San Antonio, TX

#7 Feb 8, 2013
rong wrote:
I got robbed a while back at gun point. Walgreens didn't do nothing to protect me and made no effort to ensure my safety in the future I was back at work the next day.
Is there any paid time off for employees that are robbed at gun point.
I got robbed at gun point in 2008. I was the MGT on duty - overnight. I opened the store back up and went right back to work after the police officers left. No big deal. How would WAG "ensure" your safety? It's the nature of the business -- one of the things you have to consider before taking a job that involves money/drugs.
rong

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Feb 8, 2013
Altec Lansing wrote:
<quoted text>
I got robbed at gun point in 2008. I was the MGT on duty - overnight. I opened the store back up and went right back to work after the police officers left. No big deal. How would WAG "ensure" your safety? It's the nature of the business -- one of the things you have to consider before taking a job that involves money/drugs.
Yes it does come with the territory. But we have no.cameras outside or any security guards. So this happens all the time everywhere. The pharmacist took it in his own hands and dealt with the situation.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#9 Feb 8, 2013
I'm really baffled by many people's failure to understand both capitalism and our country's legal system. Walgreens job, as a company on the stock market, is to make money. Walgreens can't risk lawsuits. It is avoidance of those lawsuits which dictates the company's policies on loss prevention.

Walgreens doesn't give a crap if you blow some criminals damn head off. They just can't risk our feminized, pacifist court system handing down a multi-million dollar judgement against them.

Come on guys. Please have some understanding of the greater dynamics at play here.

You saw what happened to pharmacist Jerome Ersland in Oklahoma. That's what this country does to people who hurt criminals.
werdoomed

United States

#10 Feb 9, 2013
Duh.if he didnt feel safe. then quit or work different shift.people always changing rules instead of using common sense. and if got held up just give robber what they want. simple solution.
werdoomed

United States

#11 Feb 9, 2013
disgovernment wrote:
I'm really baffled by many people's failure to understand both capitalism and our country's legal system. Walgreens job, as a company on the stock market, is to make money. Walgreens can't risk lawsuits. It is avoidance of those lawsuits which dictates the company's policies on loss prevention.
Walgreens doesn't give a crap if you blow some criminals damn head off. They just can't risk our feminized, pacifist court system handing down a multi-million dollar judgement against them.
Come on guys. Please have some understanding of the greater dynamics at play here.
You saw what happened to pharmacist Jerome Ersland in Oklahoma. That's what this country does to people who hurt criminals.
You seem like a joy to be around.. you r a tea party person aren't you... yeah your a teabagger..we knew it

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#12 Feb 9, 2013
Sorry my man. I know I'm not as cool as your buddies who rock out to Limp Korn Bizkuits, drink grain alcohol and beat Halo on the legendary setting. I'm just a simple man.

Teabagger? Nah. I don't even know what they stand for. I'm not sure they do either.

Libertarian party probably matches me the closest.
LarrySellars

Scottdale, PA

#13 Feb 10, 2013
Thumbs up on the Libertarian party.
You can take time off after a robbery and apply for short term disability. Good luck
Walgreens wasnt happy about it but I took a few days off when it happened to me, I didnt try to go any further than that though. My attorney told me to try for PTSD as a pharmacist but I think he just wanted my money
This is bananas

Benton Harbor, MI

#14 Feb 22, 2013
Letting a company infringe on your right to carry a concealed weapon is preposterous.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#15 Feb 23, 2013
A right to carry a concealed weapon is on PUBLIC property. A business is PRIVATE property, therefore the owner of the property may dictate the rules. Just like you could invite someone in to your house but specify that they may not be armed.

Since: Sep 08

Neon City Oh.

#16 Feb 23, 2013
Where I worked, you bring a gun into the building you got fired.
If you had a gun in your vehicle you were not allowed in the employee parking lot.
Gun rights do not trump everybody else rights.
Welcome2Walgreen s

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Feb 23, 2013
WHY DO WE NOT HAVE LOT CAMERAS? Our cars have been broken into so many times, some more than once. We have the converters sawed off at 4pm in the afternoon , and we have drug deals minutes after script purchase on the property. We also have cars doing the dirty during the day and night, not sure if it is for cash or free. Cameras could help in knowing get away cars also, after robbery or theft. Such a cheap thing to install. We are not in the Hood, and on a main highway. Lots of traffic, but a alot of criminal activity. We also have the organized Florida Pain Clinic cartel trying to get their drugs weekly in their rented SUVs.

Indiana has won the Most Pharmacy Robberies this year award

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#18 Feb 23, 2013
I would never want cameras on the outside of my store. That would be nothing but a hassle. Employees and local police coming to mgmnt constantly asking to review video tape about concerns that have nothing to do with running a store.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#19 Feb 23, 2013
disgovernment wrote:
I would never want cameras on the outside of my store. That would be nothing but a hassle. Employees and local police coming to mgmnt constantly asking to review video tape about concerns that have nothing to do with running a store.
You're being paranoid. We have lot cameras on the stores in the area I work and have never had an increase in requests to review video.

They actually have made me wish that all stores had them.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#20 Feb 23, 2013
Well I've worked at stores without outside cameras and had an annoying number of requests for video copy simply of the store's interior. I can only imagine how that would increase with exterior cameras. In fact, many times we were asked by law enforcement if we had exterior cameras.

It all depends on where you work. Now I manage a store in a bumf**k cow pasture, we obviously never get requests here. But at two previous stores at busy city intersections it was much different. Add nearby strip clubs, bars, driveby shootings and ghetto apartments and you get the point.

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