Walmart Worker Fired For Helping Woman Being Attacked

HARTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (October 18, 2013)—Kristopher Oswald, 30, says he was fired from his job at a Walmart store in southeastern Michigan after coming to the aid of a woman being attacked in the store’s parking lot.

The chain said Friday, however, it's offering the job back to Oswald, who earlier told WXYZ-TV that the Hartland Township store's management gave him paperwork saying it was dismissing him for policy violations.

Oswald aid he was on break at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday when he saw a man grab a woman.

He said he asked her if she needed help and the man started attacking him.

Oswald said he was able to get on top of the man, but two other men started attacking him.

Livingston County sheriff's deputies arrived and broke up the fight.

A spokeswoman for Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart said Thursday that while the company understood Oswald's intentions, his actions violated company policy.


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