Walgreens fires pharmacist for protecting himself and others from armed robbery

In Benton Township, Michigan, two armed robbers wearing masks burst into a near-deserted Walgreens at 4:30 a.m.

Drawing his own gun, Hoven fired at the attackers and drove them off, saving not just himself but two Walgreens co-workers as well as the pharmacy’s valuable prescription drugs.

By way of saying thanks, Walgreens fired him.

The video appears to confirm that Hoven’s actions were defensive, and were made only in response to the robbers’ attack.

Peter Kosick of St. Joseph, Hoven’s attorney, tells ABC News that, in his opinion, Walgreens should have commended his client for bravery. That, too, is the opinion of township police Lt. Delman Lange, who, after reviewing the surveillance video, told the local paper, “If it was me, I would have done the same thing.”

They’re outraged by what Walgreen has done. They’re talking boycott, saying they will take their business to CVS or Wal-Mart.”

read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/fired-walgreens-gun-toting-michigan-pharmacist-filled-robbers/story?id=13705438

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