A Walmart employee who rushed to the aid of a woman being assaulted in a Michigan store parking lot has been fired.
Kristopher Oswald witnessed the incident in the early morning hours Sunday while working the overnight shift at the Hartland, Mich., store, Detroit’s WXYZ-TV reported.
Oswald told the station he heard the woman scream and saw a man on the hood of her car. At one point, the woman got out of the car and the man pushed her into the vehicle.
Heading over to see what was going on, the man threatened and physically attacked Oswald, who sprang into action to defend himself before being jumped by other men nearby.
[sharequote align=”center”]”I will always do the right thing.”[/sharequote]
Police arrived to intervene, but Oswald, a relatively new hire, was later issued a notice of termination.
The notice stated that “after a violation of company policy on his lunch break, it was determined to end his temporary assignment,” according to WXYZ.
A spokeswoman for the company told the Associated Press they understand Oswald had good intentions, but he still violated the company’s policy against violence.
Oswald said that even though he was fired for it, he wouldn’t change a thing about going to help.
“I will always do the right thing,” he told WXYZ.
But the 30-year-old is wondering how to explain his termination while he hunts for a new job.
“I don’t even know what to put on an application about all of this. How do I say this ended?” he said.
(H/T: Daily Mail)