AutoZone Employee Fights Off Robber, Gets Fired

A man dubbed the “Fake-Beard Bandit” has hit more than…

A man dubbed the “Fake-Beard Bandit” has hit more than 30 businesses on the Virginia Peninsula, each time flashing a gun and leaving with cash. But an AutoZone employee recently decided he was going to take action.

“I was in fear of my life as soon as he walked through the door and I see the gun. Your heart just starts pounding,” says Devin McClean, a former Auto Zone employee.

When McClean recognized the “Fake Beard Bandit”, he slipped out to his truck, grabbed his personal weapon, and came back inside to confront him.

Two days later, McClean was fired. AutoZone’s corporate office says that the company has a zero tolerance policy for employees having weapons inside the store.

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  • Todd in RPK

    Now I actually have a good reason for not using Autozone. Fuck ’em.

  • mike

    Wow it’s stuff like this that makes us week, when good men are punished for using a God given right to defend themselves.

  • JBE

    What’s their policy regarding guys with fake beards flashing guns in their store? What a joke…guy saves the day and loses his job over it! Lost my business Auto Zone.