A Georgia Lowe’s worker who was fired from the ironmongery store after she tried to cease shoplifters — who punched her within the face — received her job again Monday.
Donna Hansbrough was reinstated on the Rincon Lowe’s retailer following the incident that left her with a black eye, in keeping with an area report.
“After senior administration grew to become conscious of the incident and spoke to Donna Hansbrough in the present day, we’re reinstating her job and we’re happy that she has accepted the provide to return to Lowe’s,” a Lowe’s company spokesperson stated in a press release to the Effingham Herald.
The 68-year-old longtime staffer reportedly violated firm coverage by making an attempt to cease the trio of alleged thieves from making off with $2,1000 price of merchandise.
Hansbrough grabbed onto a cart with the stolen merchandise after the three left the shop with out paying and considered one of them, recognized by cops as Takyah Berry, allegedly punched her within the face thrice.
“They say that should you see any person stealing one thing out the door, to not pursue, to not exit. I misplaced it,” Hansbrough instructed the Herald. “I grabbed the cart. I don’t truly bear in mind going out however I did. And I grabbed the cart that had the stolen gadgets in [it].”
The 13-year veteran worker was then fired whereas Berry, her uncle Joseph Berry and Jarmar Lawton walked out with the stolen merchandise.
“I simply received bored with seeing issues get out the door. I simply, I misplaced it. I mainly misplaced all of the coaching. Everything they let you know to do, I simply…I simply misplaced it,” she stated.
Lowe’s stated that it’s working with regulation enforcement to research and prosecute these liable for the theft “and violent assault.”
“First and foremost, there’s nothing extra vital than the security of our prospects and associates,” the corporate spokesperson stated. “Products might be changed; folks can’t.”