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NH Clerk: I Was Fired For Pulling Gun On Robber

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
A New Hampshire gas station clerk who thwarted an attempted robbery by pulling out a handgun says he was fired hours later for violating a company policy prohibiting staff from carrying firearms.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A New Hampshire gas station clerk who thwarted an attempted robbery by pulling out a handgun says he was fired hours later for violating a company policy prohibiting staff from carrying firearms.

Shannon "Bear" Cothran told the Telegraph of Nashua that he was working at a Shell station in Nashua early Monday morning when a man approached him brandishing a knife. Police confirm that the would-be robber fled after the clerk pulled out a gun.

Cothran says he then filed a report with Nouria Energy, which owns the station, and was fired hours later even though the store manager and a district manager lobbied to save his job.

Nouria says in a statement that it believes the best way to keep employees and customers safe is to prohibit weapons in the workplace.


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