A private security guard was fired from his job at Best Buy for assisting the police while on the job, tackling a dangerous felon. Fox News reports:
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened at the Best Buy in Roseville, California, located outside Sacramento.
Timothy Trujillo, who was wanted on a felony warrant by Nevada State Police, reportedly struck a police officer and tried to flee when deputies searching for him turned up in Roseville on Jan. 11.
“When they confronted him, the man punched one of the detectives and tried to run off, that’s when the security guard tackled the man, preventing him from escaping,” Placer County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Lt. Andrew Scott told FOX40.
This is a terrible decision – people should be celebrated for apprehending criminals, not fired.