'I need to work': Texas veteran says he was fired from Home Depot after confronting shoplifters

A 70-year-old veteran says he’s out of a job after he tried to stop some thieves from leaving the Home Depot store where he worked. It appears what he saw as doing the right thing was against company policy.

Jim Tinney says trying to do the right thing has guided him pretty well in life.

“In the Army, they train you to do things like that,” Tinney said. Recently, Tinney said he saw three men carrying tool sets worth thousands of dollars to the checkout area at Home Depot. He said they seemed nervous.

“One of them hollered ‘let’s go,’ and they all grabbed their kits and started heading out,” Tinney said. Tinney said without thinking, he tossed the paint roller extension he was holding, and ran to stop one of the men.

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