Waffle House Fires Waitress Who Fired her Gun to Stop a Robbery
Three thugs entered the Waffle House in Coweta County, Georgia, on December 29 at around 2:30 a.m., handed the waitress a note, threatened to shoot everyone in the restaurant, and demanded money. Another waitress, Heather Stanley, wasn’t having it.
She retrieved her gun from her car and fired a shot as the robbers fled the restaurant. She says she fired in the air as opposed to shooting at the robbers because she “didn’t want to hit a gas tank.” Now she has been fired.
According to wsbtv,
“She made it known she was ready to defend herself,” customer Ben McCoy said.
Stanley said she has since been fired from her job.
“I didn’t know if they had guns. I didn’t know if they were going to their vehicle to get another one and could come back and try to get to the safe, so my instinct was to go to my car and get the gun,” she said.
Stanley said she was only trying to protect the store and her co-workers and didn’t expect to be let go.
“For trying to protect their Waffle House and trying to protect their money and to get their money back, they let me go,” she said.
A Waffle House spokesperson told Channel 2’s Matt Johnson that they are aware of the situation, but cannot comment on personnel matters.
Stanley said she was just following her instinct and would do the same thing again.
“I know what I did. To myself I felt it was right and wouldn’t hesitate, I would do it again,” she said.
Ms. Stanley has three children and a disabled husband, so she is the sole breadwinner in the family. She will now have to find a new job. And Waffle house has once again lost a defender of its restaurant.
The investigation is continuing.
Waffle House has a no guns policy- which makes them a common target for robbers.
“It is Waffle House, Inc., policy not to allow firearms with the exception of law enforcement officers, including security guards.”
They actually refused service to a National Guard officer with a gun on his hip in September of 2015. They have a glowing liberal reputation for lots of robberies at their establishment.
We hope that Ms. Stanley finds a new job, and can afford some professional training. Such training can help with aim, confidence, and purpose of action. Defy these liberal policies, get a job where people are smarter.