Dillon Reagan, 32, an Oregon man, had his Facebook post go viral when he revealed that he was fired from his long-time job at Home Depot because he helped a customer whose child was kidnapped in the parking lot while he was on duty. His boss’ response to it went viral.
The Daily Mail reports:
Dillon Reagan, 32, found himself out of work in late June over an incident that took place the previous month outside the Home Depot at Mall 205 in Portland.
On May 12, Reagan, was nearing the end of his shift at the Home Depot’s tool rental center when a co-worker alerted him to a disturbance in the parking lot.
Reagan and the other employee found a woman outside the store who was crying and screaming that a man assaulted her, reached into the backseat of her car and grabbed her child, reported KATU.
The two employees called 911 and the emergency dispatcher instructed them not to approach the suspect, but to follow him until police arrived. Officers responded to the scene a few minutes later and returned the child to the mother.
Reagan and his co-worker gave their witnesses statements to the police and returned to the store 10 minutes later.
Reagan says thats when he received a rebuke from his manager for intervening. His supervisor said that Reagan was gone from work too long and should have returned at once, instead of spending time giving a statement to police.
Despite losing his job, Reagan says he does not regret stepping in to protect a child.
“It was still the right thing to do,” he tells the station KGW. “I was kind of in a Catch-22 situation: I’m damned if I do, damned if I don’t.”