A worker in a Circle K store in Albuquerque, N.M., was reportedly put on a two-week leave after an incident in which she wounded the suspect in an armed robbery.
Jennifer Wertz acknowledged a workplace policy that says workers are not supposed to resist dangerous criminals. “We are not to chase or provoke,” she explained to KOAT. “We are just supposed to stand there and give them what they want and they leave.”
But after hearing that a nearby store had been robbed, Wertz decided to keep her gun on her person at work. “I’m sick and tired of being a sitting duck,” she said. “He pointed the gun at my face, I grabbed my gun from my pocket, I cocked it and I shot.” The suspect is expected to survive, and we hope that Wertz will not lose her livelihood because she chose to defend her life.