Fast food chain fires pregnant woman who couldn’t reimburse $400 stolen in armed robbery

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.

From KHOU:

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:

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.

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