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Circle K Clerk Fired for Defending Himself From Armed Robber Because of Company's 'No Gun' Policy

"I think the firing was unjustified — I believe it was unjustified."

Johnny Jarriel says he was wrongly terminated by Circle K after he used a firearm to defend himself against an armed robber. (Image source: WXIA-TV)

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.

Johnny Jarriel says he was wrongly terminated by Circle K after he used a firearm to defend himself against an armed robber. (Image source: WXIA-TV)

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.

Surveillance footage shows an armed robber pepper spraying and throwing Johnny Jarriel to the ground during an attempted robbery. (Image source: WXIA-TV)

"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.

Johnny Jarriel was fired from Circle K for using his firearm to defend himself during an armed robbery. (Image source: 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.

Watch a local news clip:

(H/T: WXIA-TV)

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