WTF News: Gas Station Clerk Fired For Pulling Gun on Robber

A New Hampshire man has been fired from his job for pulling a gun out on an attempted robber.

A gas station clerk in New Hampshire was fired for pulling out a handgun during an attempted robbery. Shannon “Bear” Cothran, the clerk, told the Telegraph of Nashua, NH that he was working at a local Shell station early Monday morning when a man approach him with a knife.

Police confirmed that that robber fled with Cothran pulled out a gun. Cothran filed a report with the company that owns the Shell and was fired hours later because the company mandates that their employees aren’t allowed to carry fire arms.

The company released the following statement:

“Make no mistake: We care about the personal well-being of employees like Mr. Cothran, whose years of service are truly appreciated — not about the money in the cash register. So, we are especially grateful that this situation was resolved without injury,” the statement said. “We do respect the constitutional right to bear arms. However, we believe the best way to keep our employees and customers safe is to prohibit weapons in the workplace.”

The store manager and district manager lobbied to help Cothran save his job but at the moment, it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen. In related news, you know what they say about bringing knives to gun fights, right? Sorry, couldn’t resist.