LAYTON — The shoplifter smashed Gabriel Stewart up against a wall.It didnt take him long to realize that pressure against his lower back was from a loaded gun held by a desperate man who didnt want to go to jail. The gunman had a firm grip on Stewarts shoulder, telling him and three of his Walmart co-workers, “Dont make me do this.”“Absolutely time stopped,” Stewart told KSL. “I didn’t know what to do.”Instantly, Shawn Ray and Justin Richins kicked into gear, spinning the gunman around. Lori Poulsen ripped the gun away and secured it. They all held on to the man until police arrived minutes later.The four Layton Walmart employees felt it was mission accomplished. Police officers told them they had done everything right.But a week later, all four were fired from their jobs. Walmart said their actions had violated company policy and put their fellow workers and shoppers at risk.
Walmart might as well be inviting armed robbers and other dangerous people to target their store. After all, who’s going to stop them? Certainly not the store employees. Might be a good time to have a concealed-carry permit or stop shopping at Walmart.
winner-winner, chicken dinner 🙂