Walgreens Pharmacist Fired for Protecting Himself and Customers from Armed Robber

How much do you want to bet that the store owner is going to vote for Obama again in 2012?

H/T – Big Frank

Pharmacist Foils Robbery at Walgreens, Gets Fired

By Lisa Johnson Mandell – AOL

If an employee at your store foiled a robbery and saved the lives of customers and workers alike by firing a concealed weapon he was licensed to carry, would you:

A. Promote him and give him a raise.

B. Honor him as a hero and give him a bonus.

C. Unceremoniously fire him.

A Walgreens in Benton Township, Mich., chose ‘C’ recently, by letting night-shift pharmacist Jeremy Hoven go for firing a handgun during an armed robbery, causing masked gunmen to flee.

The Herald-Palladium reports that when Hoven saw a robber waving a gun running down the aisle towards him, he first tried to call 911, but there wasn’t enough time. Before he knew it, the robber had jumped over the counter and was pointing a 9mm pistol at him, holding it gangster-style.

At that point, Hoven pulled out his own concealed gun and fired three to four shots — whether or not he made contact has not been reported, but Hoven says the gunman tried to fire back, and his gun failed. At that point, he and another robber fled the store.

Hoven reports that he is not aware of any official Walgreens’ policy prohibiting employees from carrying concealed firearms at work. And after reviewing the security video footage, law enforcement authorities note that Hoven appears to have done nothing illegal. Meanwhile, Hoven’s attorney is investigating the possibility of filing a wrongful termination lawsuit.

As well he should!

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7 Comments on “Walgreens Pharmacist Fired for Protecting Himself and Customers from Armed Robber”

  1. islams not for me Says:

    My answers: a+b

    Fire the idiot owner!

  2. Gonzo Says:

    Clearly, he did not follow Walgreens protocol for handling upset customers. He would be ok if he had simply followed the following guidelines straight from the Walgreens Employee Handbook:

    Section 42, Paragraph 17: ‘When the Upset Customer is Wielding a Gun’:

    1) First apologize on behalf of Walgreens and Walgreens Intl that anything that Walgreens may have done purposely or non-purposely to upset them, did in fact upset them.

    2) If they are still angry, ask them if they are aware of and have the Walgreens Super Saver Club card.

    3) If they do not state that they have the Walgreens Super Saver Club card, ask them if they would like one and then take the extra initiative to help them fill out an application. (If they have problems printing their names, offer to fill in the form for them, but be careful not to suggest that they are ignorant).

    4) If the unhappy customer is still wielding a gun, provide them two or three 10% off coupons at your discretion, (but no more than four).

    5) If the unhappy customer is still wielding a gun, offer them a free candy bar from the section just below the cash register.

    6) If the unhappy customer is still wielding a gun or begins shooting the gun, offer to have the pharmacist provide a list of area counselors. At this point in time we remind you that it is inappropriate for Walgreens employees to hug customers, (see section 97, paragraph 8, ‘Inexcusable Touching of self or others’).

    7) If the unhappy customer is still wielding a gun, begins shooting, or if you are bleeding profusely from a small hole in your abdomen, inform that unhappy customer politely that you have tried everything you could to satisfy the situation but that you feel that you would best serve them by having a regional manager contact them. Politely ask them for their home address and phone number so that a regional manager can contact them at a future date.

  3. islams not for me Says:


    Im thikning of a couple different companies Ive worked for who had a similar noniclature…

  4. islams not for me Says:



  5. jeromequigley Says:

    Gonzo. Yeah that sounds about right. I can remember reading an article with in the past year where an employee got when he did not give a robber the $ from register . Robber had a knife and employee simply whipped his azz bare handed. But got sacked for not following guidelines of Co. Our society is so SAD! With crap like this. Thanks for the laugh though, ur post was s scream !

  6. hate Says:

    click on http://www.slavesforwalgreens.blogspot.com Let your voice be heard. Spread the word!

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