Heroic CVS Manager Fired for Confronting Thieves

No good deed goes unpunished — or act of heroism:

Joe Morici joined the Army right out of high school. After serving his country as a sergeant in a medivac unit for a year in Afghanistan, he came home and he went to work for CVS.

Overall, Morici served 7 years in the military.

He recently managed a store in Beltsville, Maryland. He says Friday morning his military instincts kicked in when two robbery suspects entered the business. Those instincts got him fired.

“Two individuals were jumping the counter into our pharmacy,” says Morici.

Police say the suspects took narcotics from the pharmacy’s safe. Morici says fearing for the safety of his customers and co-workers, he pursued the suspects to the front door where one of the suspects attacked him with this screwdriver.

Morici says, “He tried to hit me again with the screwdriver. I disarmed him of the screwdriver, while having the other guy pinned against the one door.”

Morici says he even managed to retrieve most, if not all, of the stolen pills during the struggle. The suspects got away.

The reward for his valor:

Morici says while customers and co-workers praised him for his heroics, he feared his actions would get him in trouble. He says CVS has a strict policy against confronting robbers. He says he was fired later that day.

CVS won’t comment, other than to quack vaguely about “policies.”

Take no initiative. Submit passively to the mercy of criminal lowlifes. The authorities will handle everything.

I love old westerns. A common theme is the hero who places himself in danger to defend the principle of law and order. You can see why they don’t make decent westerns in our age.

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On a tip from Shawn R. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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