A former Circle K clerk in Georgia is asking customers to boycott the convenience store after he says he was wrongly terminated for violating the company's "no gun" policy when he used his concealed firearm to defend himself against an armed robber.
"I think the firing was unjustified — I believe it was unjustified," Johnny Jarriel told WXIA-TV Friday.
Surveillance footage from last Saturday morning shows an unknown individual walk into a back office, pepper spray Jarriel in the face, throw him to the ground and then put a gun to his head.
"I can't really describe all the expletive words he used, but basically 'give me the money' or he was gonna kill me and he was very specific about, you know, what he was gonna do to me," Jarriel told WXIA-TV.
When the robber turned his back to access the safe, however, Jarriel pulled out his concealed firearm and fired several rounds at the robber. The suspect fled the scene "like a scared rabbit and is still on the loose," according to WXIA-TV.
However, Jarriel was later fired by Circle K for "possession/use of weapons on company property." But, the former convenience store clerk says he would not do anything differently today.
"I would not change a thing; I would change nothing; nothing would change," Jarriel said.
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