The shift manager — who is five months pregnant — says she was reprimanded because she refused to pay back $400 that the gunman got away with.
Marissa Holcomb was held at gunpoint late last month in an armed robbery at a Popeyes in Channelview, Texas.
Then, she was fired.
The shift manager — who is five months pregnant — says she was reprimanded because she refused to pay back $400 that the gunman got away with, according to KHOU.
“I told them I’m not paying nothing,” Holcomb told the station. “I just had a gun to me. I’m not paying the money.”
On March 31, the gun-toting perp walked into the eatery and demanded that employees get on the floor, Raw Story reports. He grabbed Holcomb by her shirt and told her to empty the safe, but she said she could only open the registers.
Security video of the incident (above) shows the gunman leap over the counter to get to the registers.
The restaurant was reportedly unusually busy that day, so the thief made off with a hefty sum. Holcomb claims that her manager demanded that she reimburse the company the $400 that was stolen, or be fired.
A Popeyes spokesperson told KHOU that it’s against company policy to have that much money in the register at any given time, so Holcomb was fired. The rep denied hearing that she was given the option to pay the money back.
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