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By jobless - / Sunday 13 September 2015 14:07 / United States
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OP I hope he fired you so you can sue them for everything. Your life and safety is much more important than the gas station cash.

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What makes him an a-hole is the fact that his manager is accusing him of giving away money when OP's life was in danger. It doesn't matter if you live in an open carry state or not. Every gas station I have ever worked at/been into has had a law stating that you may not bring any weapons into the store.

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Depending on how the man brought attention to the fun it could count as brandishing a weapon. For instance, if it was lightly obscured or in a holder clipped tightly, and he unclipped the holder or intentionally brought more attention to it, then that is a very clear threat of use. Either way, he had a gun and asked for the money. Better safe than dead.

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Proper gun handling states that you NEVER brandish your weapon. You should wear clothing and behave in a manner that does not draw attention to the fact that you are carrying a weapon. The biggest thing of all is that you NEVER show aggression, or escalate an argument. The man walked in to a public area (most likely one that has a sign stating no weapons) strike 1. The man showed OP his weapon (bringing attention to his gun/brandishing) strike 2. the man then asked OP to empty the register (A st

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I wonder if the guy actually asked for the money, or if the OP just saw a gun and pussed out - blanking out and just handing it over. The guy just thought, "Hey, free cash.", and walked out.

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You say, "...the gun he never saw, because that's the whole damn point." But if he had seen your gun, he might have not tried to rob the store in the first place. So, maybe not the whole point.

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Definitely agree with #2. If he keeps giving you crap about it, it may be smart to look into a different job. If something similar happens again you don't want them putting your life on the line.

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Every place I've ever worked at has always told me to give the thief what they want because a life is more important. I guess this boss didn't get the memo.

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Considering his username, it seems like he doesn't work there anymore. Although I'd like to know whether he quit or was fired due to handing out the money.

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Your boss is a horrible person. Your safety is worth more than any amount in a cash register, and he should acknowledge that.

Ask him how he would react to being threatened by someone with a gun. What a jerk! Sorry you had to go through that OP

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Feeling threatened and being threatened are two completely different things. As stupid as it may be, there is no way to prove that the guy was going to actually use the gun, especially if it is legal to openly have one in his state.

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I'm not saying OP was wrong in giving him the money, hell I would too, but the boss is basically correct, at least in his explanation not in firing OP, and I doubt the police would actually be able to do anything.

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thats right, emptly it kindly, dont want that money hurt now ya hear! jeeze poor op. fyl man.

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#114 it doesnt matter. the way the law is written is that op believed he used the gun as a threat. its still considered armed robbery. same thing applies if you use a fake gun or tell them you have a gun when you dont

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It has more to do with the actions of the robber than the actions of the victim. And since the robber did not use or act like he intended to use the weapon, nor did he forcibly take the money, it's not punishable as armed robbery. Even with fake weapons they have to make some sort of threat with it. There are no laws that are punishable at the discretion of the victim. And that's the way it should be, because then it would be much too easy to set people up for crimes or for people to get away w

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Except anyone with an ounce of common sense would look at this and know that he did, in fact, threaten with a weapon. He emphasized said weapon and gave a command. Instead of paving the path for a loophole with golden bricks, how about we stop pretending an obvious threat wasn't a threat?

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He didn't give a command, he asked a question. And I'm sorry if you think it is stupid, but common sense and inferring things from a situation doesn't play any part in law enforcement and court cases. They deal purely with the facts of a situation and if there aren't enough of those there's really nothing they can do.

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He also didn't emphasize the weapon, merely pointed out that he had it. The country would be a terrible place indeed if merely showing someone that you have a weapon was considered a threat.

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so if i walked up to you with a knife and asked nicely for all your money you wouldnt feel threatened and i shouldnt be arrested?

your boss is a douche!... sucks that he thinks that way. I wonder if he had been in your position if he would think the same?

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