Sunday, December 20, 2009

Idaho pharmacist who tackled armed robber fired

From the Chicago Tribune:
A northern Idaho pharmacist who tackled a gun-toting robber and received a special award from the city of Coeur d'Alene has been fired for violating company policy.

Jerry Gunderson said he was dismissed from the Shopko pharmacy late last month because he resisted the robbery.

A Shopko spokeswoman at the company's corporate office in Green Bay, Wis., declined to comment.

On Nov. 18, Gunderson chased after the gunman who police say had just stolen six bottles of anti-anxiety prescription medicine, then tackled him near the entrance of the store.

Gunderson said he initially was only trying to get information for police. ...more

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