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August 25, 2011

Walgreens Incident heading to federal court

Filed under: 2A, guns, rights, self-defense — antitango @ 12:21 pm

Awhile back, I posted about Walgreens firing an employee for defending himself and his coworkers.  There was a fairly large backlash from the community.

It looks like the employee is fighting back in federal court for wrongful termination!

After he foiled a robbery by pulling a handgun out of his pocket, Benton Harbor pharmacist Jeremy Hoven said he was fired from his job at Walgreens.

Now, he’s fired back with a federal lawsuit against Walgreens alleging wrongful termination.

Good!  And I hope he gets what he’s after.  Any sane agency would have given him a distinction of the positive variety, not make him a pariah.

On the other hand…  this could be very beneficial to the 2A community at large.  If he wins, it will set an EXCELLENT precedent, especially with it being a federal lawsuit.  This is yet another case of Zero Tolerance Gone Bad.  Let’s turn this freight train around.



  1. Most company policies are vague in there descriptions and each incident should be reviewed separately. And in this case the manager who fired this hero is a total idiot. If this employee was trying to defend himself for his life along with protecting his co-workers then he should be labeled a hero. I will never spend another dime in a Walgreens store if the store has no respect for their employees. I hope Jeremy Hoven prevails against the stupidity of Walgreens policy.

    Comment by Deborah Marcum — September 12, 2011 @ 7:47 pm

    • Couldn’t have said it better myself! Mr. Hoven had the ability and the desire to see himself and the others walk out of there alive and for that, Walgreens felt he needed punished. Your comment reminds me of a shop that got robbed and an employee fought back and the employer sent them home… Paid with their job waiting for them when they were ready and offered to pay for councilling as well as labelling the employee a hero. I’ll have to look up that story again.

      Comment by antitango — September 12, 2011 @ 9:16 pm

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