Walgreens execs to pharmacist who fired back at thugs: Your're fired

The American Thinker Blog has a piece today about a Walgreens pharmacist in Benton Harbor, Michigan, who was fired recently for using a personal handgun to chase off a pair of thugs attempting to rob the store.

The blog piece is here http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/09/walgreens_pharmacist_fired_for_using_gun_to_foil_robbery.html

In the links included are absolutely terrifying videos of the robbery from the store’s surveillance system.

Apparently, Walgreens execs think employees should fully comply with demands of anyone robbing their stores.

Perhaps someone should send Walgreens the following, from www.nypost.com today.

The gunman accused of killing four people at a Long Island pharmacy this past June pleaded guilty today to five counts of first degree murder — with his lawyer saying the shooter wanted to spare the families from reliving the ordeal during a long trial.

David Laffer, 33, who showed up in a Riverhead courtroom wearing a green prison jumpsuit, nodded when asked by a judge if he wanted to plead guilty to charges — one for each of the four victims and a fifth because there were multiple murders.

“Yes, your honor,” Laffer said, as more than two dozen family members of the four victims looked on.


Laffer shot and killed Raymond Ferguson, 45, employee Jennifer Mejia, 17; and customers Jaime Taccetta, 33, and Bryon Sheffield, 71, during the June 19 massacre at Haven Drugs in Medford.

Laffer allegedly swiped 10,000 pills — mostly the painkiller hydrocodone — to satisfy her addiction. Cops later found 2,000 pills in the couple’s home.

Other evidence against Laffer included surveillance video of him donning a wig and sunglasses inside the store, fingerprints that he left at the pharmacy and the murder weapon recovered at his home.