Three thugs walked into a Waffle House in Newnan, Georgia, threatening to shoot everyone unless they were given money. However, as soon as the cowards took a closer look at one of the waitresses, they instantly regretted their decision as their robbery plans came to an abrupt halt after what they saw.
In the middle of the night, three unidentified wannabe-badass thugs entered a Waffle House restaurant with intentions to rob the place. Upon entering the restaurant, they immediately handed a note to one employee, demanding money, saying they would shoot everyone inside. However, they took one look at one waitress and immediately fled the scene.
The waitress, Heather Stanley, quickly took matters into her own hands when she saw the men make demands of her co-worker. The woman bravely grabbed a gun from her car and immediately fired one shot into the air to send a warning to the young thugs. Of course, the cowards immediately ran to their cars and drove off.
“I didn’t know if they had guns,” Heather admitted, according to WSB-TV. “I didn’t know if they were going to their vehicle to get another one and could come back and try to get to the safe, so my instinct was to go to my car and get the gun.”
Luckily, the men were unprepared and left without taking any money or harming anyone at the restaurant. However, Heather explains that she has since been fired for her bravery.
“For trying to protect their Waffle House and trying to protect their money and to get their money back, they let me go,” she explained. “I know what I did. To myself I felt it was right and wouldn’t hesitate, I would do it again.”
Waffle House refuses to make a statement regarding the incident, but residents in the area are glad that no one was injured. Although the waitress is irritated that she lost her job for protecting herself and others, she admits that she’s going to “keep moving on and try to find another job.” She has set up a GoFundMe page to help financially during the unexpected transition and has already surpassed her goal of $2,500.
It’s a shame that this woman lost her job for protecting others. Although it’s unfair, it’s better for her to continue with her life than to live with the results of what might have happened had she not intervened. Life can be cut short in an instant – and if you can prevent that by safely shooting off your weapon, then so be it. If you were in that Waffle House at the time, you’d agree.