A Georgia woman says she was fired for calling the police on three robbers who stole thousands of dollars worth of clothes from the Lululemon store she worked at. The incident occurred during work hours and one of the employees filmed the masked men stealing thousands of dollars worth of clothing from the store at the Forum Shops in Peachtree Corners.
Rachel Rogers, 23 years old, was working at the time and captured the frightening moments on cellphone video. Rogers told Channel 2 that “they’re just full-blown, like, running circles around you grabbing as much as they can,” Rogers said. “And it’s a scary feeling, and you don’t know how to react. So, our reaction is to scream, ‘No! Get out! Leave!’”
Rogers said she and her former coworker Jennifer Ferguson were shaken but uninjured, and immediately reported the crime to the police.
But two weeks later, they were fired after they learned that they had both violated company policy by calling 911.
So how were they supposed to handle this situation?
“Clear a pathway. At least this is what is posted, is a clear pathway, and don’t interact, let them take what they want. Let them take what they have and do not make contact with them at all,” is what Rogers said was what she was told.
Rogers said that she was frustrated because she’s been dealing with this same problem for the last eight months.