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BowDownToLSU
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Academy Sports manager fired after tackling gun theft suspect
The manager of Tallahassee’s Academy Sports was fired Tuesday after tackling a suspect accused of stealing a handgun last week. The suspect also allegedly threatened to shoot people. Dean Crouch, 32, was the store manager who stopped Jason White from leaving the Mahan Drive store with a .40-caliber pistol from the firearms counter on June 29. White asked to look at the handgun at the firearms counter. He was handed the gun, then ran toward the front door.

Crouch, who court records say observed the transaction at the counter, and another employee tackled and subdued White at the exit doors and recovered the gun, a stolen backpack, five boxes of ammunition and two magazines for the Glock. LINK


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re: Academy Sports manager fired after tackling gun theft suspect
Boycott


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tigerpimpbot
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re: Academy Sports manager fired after tackling gun theft suspect
Academy will face backlash over this.


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Hoops
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re: Academy Sports manager fired after tackling gun theft suspect
Should be given a trophy


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dfintlyHmmrd
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re: Academy Sports manager fired after tackling gun theft suspect
While I understand the rationale behind stores policies to not engage with shoplifters, theft of a firearm seems like it should be an exception.


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TouchedTheAxeIn82
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re: Academy Sports manager fired after tackling gun theft suspect
Dean Crouch probably saved lives.


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Hangover Haven
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re: Academy Sports manager fired after tackling gun theft suspect
Give that manager a medal...

Image: https://media.giphy.com/media/NPyHgTkMStCXC/giphy.gif

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TH03
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re: Academy Sports manager fired after tackling gun theft suspect
Didn’t we just do this thread with Home Depot? This is standard policy for any company. It’s a liability issue if the manager gets shot or otherwise hurt.


BowDownToLSU
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re: Academy Sports manager fired after tackling gun theft suspect
White was taken into the store’s office while police were en route.

It was there that he admitted to stealing the gun and threatened to shoot people with it. Court records indicate those threats, but do not mention threats to kill police officers as Crouch’s attorney claims.
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Academy Sports spokeswoman Elise Hasbrook said she could not comment on specific personnel matters or policies. However, Crouch’s actions and his termination were handled in accordance with the Texas-based company’s policies. “While the incident ended without injury, actions inconsistent with corporate policies were taken,” she said. “We addressed the matter with the local store and individuals involved.”


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Spasweezy
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If Obama had a son.


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dfintlyHmmrd
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re: Academy Sports manager fired after tackling gun theft suspect
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s a liability issue if the manager gets shot or otherwise hurt.



It's a liability issue if they just let someone run out of the store with a gun


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PearlJam
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re: Academy Sports manager fired after tackling gun theft suspect
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This is standard policy for any company. It’s a liability issue if the manager gets shot or otherwise hurt.
The policy is implemented for managing risk/liabilty to protect assets. The bad press/pub on this will likely outweigh the limitation on liability the strict enforcement of this policy provides. Bad business decision, imo.
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Hangover Haven
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re: Academy Sports manager fired after tackling gun theft suspect
I realize they can fire anyone for basicsally nothing...

But I hope this guy wins his case... Or someone steps up and hires him soon...


TH03
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I realize they can fire anyone for basicsally nothing


They fired him for violating company policy.

You can argue it being a good or bad PR move, but they didn’t fire him for nothing.


Klark Kent
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man deserves a medal, not a pink slip.

but people of color feewings and all.
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It’s a liability issue if the manager gets shot or otherwise hurt.



Any liability if the stolen gun is used to kill someone?


dfintlyHmmrd
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but people of color feewings and all.


This had nothing to do with race.


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skullhawk
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This is standard policy for any company. It’s a liability issue if the manager gets shot or otherwise hurt.


Is there liability if a store that sells guns lets people waltz out with a stolen firearm?


Tiger Prawn
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Didn’t we just do this thread with Home Depot?


Yes...but, I think letting someone get away with stealing a firearm is a little different than letting someone get away with shoplifting a cordless drill. Stopping the drill thief just kept the drill from being pawned or sold for a few bucks on the street. Stopping the gun thief may have actually saved someone's life.


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