If you have to step away from your work for a few minutes to prevent a crime from occurring, most bosses would say that’s a pretty reasonable and acceptable excuse. But apparently, nothing is a good enough reason for Home Depot.
Dillon Reagan, a 32-year-old man from Portland, Oregon, witnessed a woman and her child being assaulted by a drunk man, who then snatched the child and made a run for it.
The woman began to scream for help, telling everyone that the man was kidnapping her kid, and Reagan understandably leaped into action.
He and a colleague phoned the police immediately and were advised to follow the man at a distance on foot until responders could arrive on the scene to ensure that the officers could locate the man without difficulty.
Thanks to their compliance and cooperation, the kidnapper was arrested. Reagan and his colleague gave statements to the police and then returned to the Home Depot where they worked. Nothing seemed wrong that day – but the next day, Reagan was told off by his supervisor for choosing to help the woman, saying it was the wrong thing to do.