A pregnant manager for a Popeye’s fast food restaurant in Texas says was fired for refusing to pay back the $400 dollars that was stolen during an armed robbery.
The heist happened on March 31st at the Popeye’s restaurant in the 500 block of Sheldon Road in Channelview. It was captured on surveillance video.
In the video, you see a man with a beanie over his face run in waving a gun. He forced all the employees to the floor.
Then, he turned his attention to Marissa.
“By the back of my shirt, he pulled me up and he pushed me to the front,” she recalled. “He told me to give him everything out of my safe.”
But the only thing Marissa could open were the registers. The gunman got away with nearly $400.
Marissa claimed that after the robbery, one of her managers gave her a choice to either pay the money back or get fired.
“I don’t think it’s right because now I’m struggling for my family because what I had to do to keep my life,” she said.
Less than 36 hours after the robbery, Marissa was fired.
According to a spokesperson for Popeye’s, Marissa was fired because she violated policy by leaving too much money in the register, adding that it wasn’t her first offense.
Watch surveillance video of the robbery below: