A fast food manager from Texas, Marissa Holcomb, who is five months pregnant, said she was fired after she refused to pay back money stolen during an armed robbery. No one was injured in the armed robbery, which was recorded on surveillance video.
The incident happened in Houston, on an unusually busy day because of a $1.19 special on two-piece chicken meals, and she said the gunman made off with money made in just one hour. Holcomb says the gun waving robber forced her and the other employees on the floor, then had her empty all the money in the register, which she did & the robbers took nearly $400. Allegedly, one of her managers gave her a choice after the robbery: Repay the money she handed over to the gunman or lose her job. Holcomb said she was fired less than 36 hours after the armed robbery. A representative said the company could not confirm that Holcomb had been ordered to repay the money or risk losing her job, but a human resources representative told a TV station that Holcomb was fired for leaving too much money in the safe – which she had previously done. The Popeyes franchise owner says she was fired because she broke policy one too many times. When ordered to ‘pay up’ after being robbed: “I told them I’m not paying nothing,” Holcomb said. “I just had a gun to me. I’m not paying the money.” She has 3 children and another one on the way. Now, they’re living on only her husband’s income.