A pair of Best Buy employees chased and tackled a knife-wielding shoplifter in the parking lot of a Colorado store.
And then, they were fired.
The Broomfield Enterprise newspaper reports the security guards were fired, they said, for breaking a company policy against making physical contact with customers. “I knew I wasn’t supposed to tackle the guy,” one employee said. “It’s to protect [Best Buy] from getting sued.”
The other employee said he never received such training and that the company “kind of left us in a gray area, and I think they did it intentionally.” Best Buy’s corporate media relations department didn’t return the newspaper’s phone calls.
The thief, by the way, got away. (via The Consumerist)