Pregnant Popeyes worker fired after armed robberyCHANNELVIEW, Texas -- A fast food restaurant is robbed and the shift manager says she got fired for refusing to pay the money back.
"I told them I'm not paying nothing," said Marissa Holcomb. "I just had a gun to me. I'm not paying the money."
The heist happened on Mar. 31 at the Popeyes restaurant in the 500 block of Sheldon Road in Channelview and was captured on surveillance video.
In the video, you see a man with a beanie over his face run in waving a gun. He forced all the employees to the floor.
Then, he turned his attention to Holcomb.
"By the back of my shirt, he pulled me up and he pushed me to the front," she recalled. "He told me to give him everything out of my safe."
But the only thing Holcomb could open were the registers. The gunman got away with nearly $400.
Holcomb claimed that after the robbery, one of her managers gave her a choice to either pay the money back or get fired.
"I don't think it's right because now I'm struggling for my family because what I had to do to keep my life," Holcomb said.
Less than 36 hours after the robbery, Holcomb was fired.
Gotta wonder if the $400 was worth the publicity? I like their chicken, but mercy me, not the brightest move on their part.