NH clerk: I was fired for pulling gun on robber

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - October 16, 2013

Shannon "Bear" Cothran told the Telegraph of Nashua he was working at a Shell station in Nashua early Monday when a man approached him brandishing a knife. Police confirm that the would-be robber fled after the clerk pulled out a gun.

Cothran says he then filed a report with Nouria Energy, which owns the station, and was fired hours later even though the store manager and a district manager lobbied to save his job.

Nouria says in a statement that it believes the best way to keep employees and customers safe is to prohibit weapons in the workplace.

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