A shocking story has emerged of a grocery store worker who was fired after catching a thief, and one attorney thinks he knows why...
A good samaritan has been punished for his efforts to stop a thief.The events that occurred in August have caused a wave of outrage online.
Amir Shedyak is what you would describe as a model employee.
The twenty-year-old was working at Hannafords when the incident in question occurred.
via: ShutterstockAmir was dedicated to his job there, having worked his way up from a bagger to the post of a shift leader in the space of 4 years.
He became trained in several of the stores departments...
via: ShutterstockIncluding the kitchen, deli, and Hannaford to go.
Amir had even been hailed as March employee of the month.And was always willing to cover shifts when needed, as well as going above and beyond to help customers in any way possible.
Back in August, as he was starting his shift, a man approached him...
via: Getty ImagesThe man told him that a woman had just been robbed.
The events that followed, in which Amir was dubbed a hero, have left people stunned.And reactions have come pouring in, with many outraged by what they read.
Amir spoke out about the shocking incident on his Facebook.
Amir grabbed the suspect from behind and held him down before calling the police.
via: Getty ImagesThe suspect got away, but Amir was able to return the purse.
Naturally, the woman was beyond grateful for Amir's heroic act.But, instead of getting a pat on the back for helping the woman, Amir got something very different.
A few days later, Amir turned up for work...
via: Getty Images"A few days later I went back to work like usual, except this time I got called into my manager's office."
Shockingly, he was told he had been suspended.
And it wasn't what Amir had hoped for...
Before continuing his post, Amir clarified that he has no hard feelings towards his former coworkers or managers.
Police later confirmed that the man Amir stopped, Adrian Moore, was found and charged with larceny.
via: Getty Images“It’s not like I was going to do this to be some hero. I was like, ‘Hey, an old lady’s purse just got stolen, I want to do something about it,’" Amir told local CBS station WCAX3.
Local attorney, Pietro Lynn offered a possible explanation into Amir's shock firing.
Luckily, Amir was quickly hired by another company.
After hearing about his story...An influx of support came in for Amir, praising him for his efforts to help catch the alleged thief.
Some raised this point."Karma is a beautiful thing."
You can read his full post below.
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