BREAKING NEWS – Williston, Vermont – A 70-year-old veteran says he’s out of a job after he tried to stop some thieves from leaving the Home Depot store where he worked. It appears what he saw as doing the right thing was against company policy. Recently, Jim Tinney said he saw three men carrying tool sets worth thousands of dollars walking pass the checkout area at Home Depot. Tinney said without thinking, he tossed the paint roller extension he was holding, and ran to stop one of the men, but he never imagined his actions would get him fired.
A spokesman for Home Depot said in a statement:
“We have a strict policy of our employees not confronting shoplifters. The proper thing for Jim Tinney to do, was to let the shoplifter go. And as per our ongoing practice, we would’ve later calculated the loss, and taken it out of Tinney’s check the following pay day.