image courtesy of the New York Post
An elderly Lowe’s worker was fired after being repeatedly hit in the face trying to stop a burglar.
68-year-old Donna Hansbrough decided to intervene when she saw three thieves loading a shopping cart and walking out of Lowe’s in Rincon, Georgia without paying.
Hansbrough reportedly took the cart being pushed by Takyah Berry, who repeatedly hit the elderly employee in the face.
Two other thieves, Joseph Berry and Jarmar Lawton, fled with stolen goods.
Hansbrough was eventually fired after 13 years on the job for violating company policy.
Rincon Police are still looking for the two thieves.
Hansbrough told Effingham Herald that he is looking for another job.
“I’m just tired of seeing things go out the door. I just… I lost it,” Hansbrough told the Effingham Herald. “I basically lost all training. Everything they tell you to do, I just… I lost it.
“I’m going to find a new job. I can’t sit at home. I’m not that type of person,” he said.
The New York Post reported:
A Georgia Lowe employee attempted to stop a shoplifter from taking $2,100 worth of merchandise, leaving him unemployed and with a black eye.
Donna Hansbrough, 68, saw three people loading shopping baskets at a shop in Rincon, about 30 minutes north of Savannah, and then leaving without stopping to pay, police said.
The veteran employee then grabbed the cart allegedly pushed by Takyah Berry – who slapped the old woman in the face three times, according to authorities.
Berry, who was with his uncle Joseph Berry and another man police identified as Jarmar Lawton, later took the items with them, the Rincon Police Department said in a news release.
Hansbrough was later fired from his 13-year job for violating company policy by harassing criminals, according to a report.