FAIRBORN, Ohio (CBS Cleveland) — A woman who worked at an Arby’s restaurant for the past 22 years was reportedly fired after she fled from an armed robber.
According to WHIO-TV, 56-year-old Mary Archer was alone early Friday morning at the Fairborn Arby’s when an armed robber came in and demanded money.
“He held up a knife and kept saying, ‘Give me the money,’” the former assistant manager told the station.
Archer says she was able to shove the knife-wielding man away and escape through the drive-thru window.
“I had pushed him away…because I’m like, ‘I’m not going to die in Arby’s tonight … I’m just not,’” she told WHIO.
Despite running for her life, she ended up violating the company’s safety and security policy by being alone in the restaurant. She was fired less than 24 hours later.
An Arby’s human resources spokesperson told WHIO that even though they are sorry for what happened, it is policy to terminate an employee in this instance.
This particular Arby’s has reportedly been robbed three times in the past six months.
Fairborn police are still looking for the armed robber.