Academy Sports Fires Manager Who Stopped Gun Thief From Getting Away
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — Just a few weeks ago, Dean Crouch was a manager at an Academy Sports store located in Florida’s panhandle. He lost his job after he tackled a man who had just stolen a gun and ammunition from the store where he worked. After going against company policy, Academy Sports made the decision to fire Crouch.
“We are grateful that everyone is safe after this incident and for the quick actions of the Tallahassee Police,” Academy Sports spokeswoman Elise Hasbrook said in a statement e-mailed to us more than a week after our initial request for comment. “We have policies in place to protect our team members and customers during a robbery. While this incident ended without injuries, actions inconsistent with our corporate policies were taken.”
The incident happened on June 29th, and went a little something like this;
“My employee yelled stop that man,” Dean Crouch said. “I turned and looked and saw Mr. White running from the gun bar toward the front of the store with a firearm in his hand. At the front door is where I stopped him. I tackled him to the ground. We apprehended him, um, and detained him. We secured the …Read the Rest
Source:: Concealed Nation