Jeremy Hoven is the on-duty pharmacist at Walgreen's in Benton Township, Michigan. It's the middle of the graveyard shift, 4:30 a.m. Two armed guys walk in. One of them jumps over the counter and throws down on Jeremy.
Jeremy first tries to call 911, then decides this is one of those cases where the cops might not get there before the excited miscreant decides to shoot. He is legally carrying his own pistol. He pulls and shoots. The robbers run away. A handful of customers and other employees are likely saved from unpleasantness. So is Jeremy, except for the unpleasantness of being fired for his quick thinking and, yeah, dammit, I'll use the word, courage.
The cops praised him. Benton citizens praised him. Walgreens canned him.
Walgreen's won't say whether it forbids employees to be armed. Their flack tells reporters it's a secret but that they "discourage" it.
"Store employees receive comprehensive training on our robbery procedures and how to react and respond," (the flack) wrote. Walgreens' approach is "endorsed by law enforcement, which strongly advises against confrontation of crime suspects. Compromise is safer."
There you go, Mr. and Mrs.Thug. Official company policy says it's safe to rob your neighborhood Walgreen's.They do ask you to rob nicely, however, in a spirit of compromise.