People! Christmas is coming and I know, because of the economy, it’s not easy to get dear old dad that nifty Dewalt power tool he’s been wanting. Well, now you don’t have to worry! Just go to the Lowes Store in Kentucky and steal it! Seriously! They don’t care. In fact, if a brave, menopausal woman who works there should try to stop you? She’ll be fired! Yeah! Take a hike, granny! We like it when people rip us off.
I’m telling you, people, I don’t usually get all on the soap box, here in this blog, but C’MON! I think Karen Sizemore should be getting a plaque, not the sack! They’re just lucky I wasn’t the old lady who saw this jerk stealing that tool. I’d have been tempted to use it on him in creative and painful ways not intended by the manufacturer.
But alas, that might make me a big meany, huh?
Full details on this ridiculous story below:
When Lowe’s employee Karen Sizemore saw a man shoplifting from her Kentucky store, she says she snapped: “It was just the adrenaline rush, I’m not taking it anymore. You just get to the point where you’re so tired of people stealing from you.” So Karen, a grandmother and 18-year employee of the chain, followed the thief out to his car and reached into the backseat trying to retrieve the Dewalt tool kit, valued at $600. She wasn’t able to get it but she did get the man’s license plate number and car make, leading to his arrest. The incident made her a minor celebrity in town and with her coworkers, who nicknamed her “Rambo.” But the pursuit also backfired, when Karen was fired this week. Fighting back tears she explains, “their explanation was I put myself and other people in danger and they fired me.” Lowe’s issued a public statement: “Our policies are in place for the safety of our workers. We have very specific guidelines when it comes to handling potential shoplifters, to ensure the well being of not only our team but our customers.” The corporate office has since added that they will further investigate the incident.
I LOVE YA, KAREN SIZEMORE! You are my hero. Wish there were more out there, just like you!