This sounds like something the Lannisters would do to the peasantry in Game of Thrones:
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 March 31st at the Popeyes restaurant in the 500 block of Sheldon Road in Channelview. It 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 Marissa.
“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 Marissa could open were the registers. The gunman got away with nearly $400.
Marissa 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,” she said.
Less than 36 hours after the robbery, Marissa was fired.
The Popeyes franchise owner, Z&H Foods Inc., wouldn’t talk to us on camera. However, a spokesperson in their human resources department explained that Marissa was fired because she broke policy by leaving too much money in the register and this wasn’t her first offense.
The only thing that trickled down in our free market society is pain, bullshit, and abuse.