Pregnant Mother Fired From Popeyes After She Couldn’t Afford To Pay Back $400 Stolen During Armed Robbery
Via Daily Mail:
A pregnant Popeyes employee in Texas says that she was fired from her job at the fast food chain after being robbed and refusing to personally pay back the money that was stolen.
Marissa Holcomb, who is five months pregnant with her fourth child, was held at up at the fried chicken chain store in Channelview on March 31.
A man armed with a handgun and his face concealed by a red beanie ran into the store and jumped the counter, forcing Holcomb to empty the registers before making off with $400.
However afterwards, Holcomb, shaken by the experience, was given an ultimatum by her managers – replace what was taken or lose her job.
‘I just had a gun to me. I’m not paying the money,’ Holcomb told KHOU.
‘I don’t think it’s right because now I’m struggling for my family because what I had to do to keep my life.
‘I mean who’s gonna call me? I’m five months pregnant.
‘The fact that I got robbed at gunpoint and it’s like nobody cares.’