Best Buy Fires Employees Who Attacked Shoplifter
A pair of employees at a Best Buy in Colorado last week who chased a knife-wielding shoplifter and attempted to subdue him have been fired by the company.
According to the Broomfield Enterprise newspaper, one of the two employees tackled the shoplifter, while the other came to his aid; a store manager, during the scuffle, was cut by the suspect. Along with an accomplice, the suspect was able to get away with "armloads of merchandise."
The two employees, who worked in asset protection, were fired for violating company policy against making physical contact with customers.