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Mar 03 2016

Heroic CVS Manager Fired for Confronting Thieves

No good deed goes unpunished — or act of heroism:

Joe Morici joined the Army right out of high school. After serving his country as a sergeant in a medivac unit for a year in Afghanistan, he came home and he went to work for CVS.

Overall, Morici served 7 years in the military.

He recently managed a store in Beltsville, Maryland. He says Friday morning his military instincts kicked in when two robbery suspects entered the business. Those instincts got him fired.

“Two individuals were jumping the counter into our pharmacy,” says Morici.

Police say the suspects took narcotics from the pharmacy’s safe. Morici says fearing for the safety of his customers and co-workers, he pursued the suspects to the front door where one of the suspects attacked him with this screwdriver.

Morici says, “He tried to hit me again with the screwdriver. I disarmed him of the screwdriver, while having the other guy pinned against the one door.”

Morici says he even managed to retrieve most, if not all, of the stolen pills during the struggle. The suspects got away.

The reward for his valor:

Morici says while customers and co-workers praised him for his heroics, he feared his actions would get him in trouble. He says CVS has a strict policy against confronting robbers. He says he was fired later that day.

CVS won’t comment, other than to quack vaguely about “policies.”

Take no initiative. Submit passively to the mercy of criminal lowlifes. The authorities will handle everything.

I love old westerns. A common theme is the hero who places himself in danger to defend the principle of law and order. You can see why they don’t make decent westerns in our age.

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49 Responses to “Heroic CVS Manager Fired for Confronting Thieves”

  1. Artfuldgr says:

    Given that a wrongful death suit can be in the millions

    Given that if they say resist they have to train all register people in self defense, and accept wrongful death when a young woman goes up against a 240lb thug

    Given that this would all raise prices

    Given that they are insured for loss as well as can write losses off in taxes

    Why would their policy be anything else.

    what do YOU think dave, would happen, if a young african american girl, got killed by a thug, and the Black lives matter protesters went after CVS in riots?

    you think that destroying 10 stores is worth a register that is not supposed to contain more than 100 dollars in change and the reciepts for the last few hours at most

  2. Artfuldgr says:

    Given that a wrongful death suit can be in the millions

    Given that if they say resist they have to train all register people in self defense, and accept wrongful death when a young woman goes up against a 240lb thug

    Given that this would all raise prices

    Given that they are insured for loss as well as can write losses off in taxes

    Why would their policy be anything else.

    what do YOU think dave, would happen, if a young african american girl, got killed by a thug, and the Black lives matter protesters went after CVS in riots?

    you think that destroying 10 stores is worth a register that is not supposed to contain more than 100 dollars in change and the reciepts for the last few hours at most

  3. Christmas Ape says:

    The problem is “fear of the lawsuit”. CVS knows that the value of the drugs pales in comparison to the cost of a lawsuit if a robber hurts a customer or the price of medical treatment for an employee. Tort reform is the answer.

  4. Christmas Ape says:

    The problem is “fear of the lawsuit”. CVS knows that the value of the drugs pales in comparison to the cost of a lawsuit if a robber hurts a customer or the price of medical treatment for an employee. Tort reform is the answer.

  5. ParasiteHunter says:

    Criminal Violations Sanctioned

  6. ParasiteHunter says:

    Criminal Violations Sanctioned

  7. bitterlyclinging says:

    CVS management is cut from the Buraq Hussein Obama/Mitt Romney mold.
    Mitt stopped debating to check to make sure his shorts weren’t soiled after Candy Crowley threw that body block on him during the Second 2012 Presidential debate when there was nothing but open field between Mitt and touchdown against Buraq Hussein Obama, thus losing the debate and the election.
    Buraq Hussein Obama “Dmitri, tell Vladimir to wait until after the election, I’ll have more flexibility then” behaves more like the biblical bad servant who, upon learning his master intends to shitcan him, immediately proceeds to give away his masters estate to his master’s debtors in order to ensure a warm welcome for himself when he leaves his master’s employ.
    “Its not the dog in the fight, its the fight in the dog”
    Robert Gormley and William F Halsey were friends and classmates when they were both naval midshipmen at Annapolis. Gormley graduated near the top of class, Halsey, closer to the bottom.
    Gormley was in charge of the US Naval Fleet at Guadalcanal and responsible for the order that US vessels not stop to search for survivors when another US Navy vessel went down in combat. As a result when the USS Juneau was topedoed the morning after the Battle off Savo Island, one of the five Sullivan brothers serving on board managed to escape the explosion and sinking with his life, only to later lose it waiting for rescue on the high seas. FDR relieved Gormley and replaced him with Halsey. Halsey’s first act was to apologize to Gormley for the sudden, worsening, turn in his fate, and the rest is history.

  8. bitterlyclinging says:

    CVS management is cut from the Buraq Hussein Obama/Mitt Romney mold.
    Mitt stopped debating to check to make sure his shorts weren’t soiled after Candy Crowley threw that body block on him during the Second 2012 Presidential debate when there was nothing but open field between Mitt and touchdown against Buraq Hussein Obama, thus losing the debate and the election.
    Buraq Hussein Obama “Dmitri, tell Vladimir to wait until after the election, I’ll have more flexibility then” behaves more like the biblical bad servant who, upon learning his master intends to shitcan him, immediately proceeds to give away his masters estate to his master’s debtors in order to ensure a warm welcome for himself when he leaves his master’s employ.
    “Its not the dog in the fight, its the fight in the dog”
    Robert Gormley and William F Halsey were friends and classmates when they were both naval midshipmen at Annapolis. Gormley graduated near the top of class, Halsey, closer to the bottom.
    Gormley was in charge of the US Naval Fleet at Guadalcanal and responsible for the order that US vessels not stop to search for survivors when another US Navy vessel went down in combat. As a result when the USS Juneau was topedoed the morning after the Battle off Savo Island, one of the five Sullivan brothers serving on board managed to escape the explosion and sinking with his life, only to later lose it waiting for rescue on the high seas. FDR relieved Gormley and replaced him with Halsey. Halsey’s first act was to apologize to Gormley for the sudden, worsening, turn in his fate, and the rest is history.

  9. 762x51 says:

    Plus an easing of self defense criminal laws, make it less likely you will be the one arrested for defending yourself, others or your property. Let’s give the criminals some skin in the game.

  10. 762x51 says:

    Plus an easing of self defense criminal laws, make it less likely you will be the one arrested for defending yourself, others or your property. Let’s give the criminals some skin in the game.

  11. 762x51 says:

    Strawman arguments. You can sit around and construct scenarios where a business looses, big deal. That is the same thinking that has led us to where we are now.

    Easing the laws to protect those who fight back will eliminate the phony wrongful death suits.

    Not everyone MUST resist. If the clerk is a 67 year old retiree working to supplement their SS income, then of course they don’t resist. You do not need to introduce a DUTY to resist in order to PERMIT those who can to do what they can.

    None of this would raise prices because the arguments are all false.

    Relying on your insurance to compensate you DOES RAISE PRICES, for insurance. That’s how insurance works and why it is a failed socialist concept.

    Bending over and taking it is not the answer, not for a business, not for a kid in the school yard, not for a soldier on the battlefield. It only works for a bathhouse frequenting, Islamic collaborator pretending to be President and those days are nearly over. It is long past time for a backlash against evil in all of its forms.

  12. 762x51 says:

    Strawman arguments. You can sit around and construct scenarios where a business looses, big deal. That is the same thinking that has led us to where we are now.

    Easing the laws to protect those who fight back will eliminate the phony wrongful death suits.

    Not everyone MUST resist. If the clerk is a 67 year old retiree working to supplement their SS income, then of course they don’t resist. You do not need to introduce a DUTY to resist in order to PERMIT those who can to do what they can.

    None of this would raise prices because the arguments are all false.

    Relying on your insurance to compensate you DOES RAISE PRICES, for insurance. That’s how insurance works and why it is a failed socialist concept.

    Bending over and taking it is not the answer, not for a business, not for a kid in the school yard, not for a soldier on the battlefield. It only works for a bathhouse frequenting, Islamic collaborator pretending to be President and those days are nearly over. It is long past time for a backlash against evil in all of its forms.

  13. Occam's Stubble says:

    As much as I want to be outraged by this, it was company policy. He worked for the company. He knew the policy. He should’ve done whatever was necessary to protect himself, his employees and customers but left the robbers alone to do whatever.

  14. Occam's Stubble says:

    As much as I want to be outraged by this, it was company policy. He worked for the company. He knew the policy. He should’ve done whatever was necessary to protect himself, his employees and customers but left the robbers alone to do whatever.

  15. 1432fpchero says:

    i think this might sum it up along with the word Walgreens

  16. 1432fpchero says:

    i think this might sum it up along with the word Walgreens

  17. Artfuldgr says:

    no, its not strawman.. its the reasons for the choice..

    why should he risk his life for what usually amounts to less than 200 dollars you can deduct as losses and make a claim for?

    lets put all liability aside, and ask this question:
    How much will it cost to interview and replace the dead employee

    if its more than whats in the register at any time, then its not worth the employee dying for it, and given tax law and such, its not.

    the other problem is policy. What policy do you have that is fair, do you require people to attack theives and require the untrained or unable to have to act for fear of their job? you cant come up with unequal policy as in the past before feminism, so what ya gonna do?

    if you DO require your register people to fight, how wil you hire them? do you pay extra for such duty? do you offer funeral payments if it goes bad? guns? courses?

    all of this raises the price of products, screws up your reputation, and all for what usually amounts to less than 200 dollars

    if you think that these are strawman arguments, then your nuts as this is about policy that requires a person die to protect money that you can get back as a write off against profits. and inflates the charges, litigation, bad pr for really no gain.

    if you think the african americans went nutters when a criminal was killed by police you can sure guarantee that when a 50 year old overweight church going black old lady gets killed trying to fight a 200lb 18 year old to save her job and not lose her apartment!!!

  18. Artfuldgr says:

    no, its not strawman.. its the reasons for the choice..

    why should he risk his life for what usually amounts to less than 200 dollars you can deduct as losses and make a claim for?

    lets put all liability aside, and ask this question:
    How much will it cost to interview and replace the dead employee

    if its more than whats in the register at any time, then its not worth the employee dying for it, and given tax law and such, its not.

    the other problem is policy. What policy do you have that is fair, do you require people to attack theives and require the untrained or unable to have to act for fear of their job? you cant come up with unequal policy as in the past before feminism, so what ya gonna do?

    if you DO require your register people to fight, how wil you hire them? do you pay extra for such duty? do you offer funeral payments if it goes bad? guns? courses?

    all of this raises the price of products, screws up your reputation, and all for what usually amounts to less than 200 dollars

    if you think that these are strawman arguments, then your nuts as this is about policy that requires a person die to protect money that you can get back as a write off against profits. and inflates the charges, litigation, bad pr for really no gain.

    if you think the african americans went nutters when a criminal was killed by police you can sure guarantee that when a 50 year old overweight church going black old lady gets killed trying to fight a 200lb 18 year old to save her job and not lose her apartment!!!

  19. 762x51 says:

    Yep, strawman arguments. No one is REQUIRING someone to fight or die, that is a strawman. If an employee can resist, has the ability, training, experience, etc., and has the opportunity to act, they should be free to do so without fear of reprisal from the employer. Veterans are the prime example of that employee. As I said before, you can free up people who can act without imposing a duty on all who cannot act. That is a ridiculous strawman argument.

    If someone is killed on the premises because they were unarmed due to a “gun free zone” policy is that just heir tough luck?

    Policies cannot address events like a psychopath robbing the store and killing everyone because it gets them off. Companies create policies based on what their legal counsel tells them is least impactful to their bottom line. I don’t care about that and for them to place their profits above the lives of their staff tells me that they are a bunch of snakes, like the lawyers they listen to. That logic gives criminals the upper hand just like the retarded “gun free zone” signs because they know where the easy targets are located. The school yard bully stops stealing lunch money once someone breaks his nose. That same affect ripples all throughout the criminal world.

    It is the job of the police to stop riots, not the store owner or company. You notice how letting them get away with it in Ferguson and Baltimore has emboldened them. Further evidence of the failure of rolling over and playing dead.

    On the Mexican border, I have watched a group of runners, smugglers with bales, walk miles around a series of washes they normally use because we had heavily armed fire teams blocking those washes. They walked right into a tac team ambush per the plan. They tried as hard as they could to avoid the fight first.

    In Afghanistan, the hajis will ambush a column of vehicles, they are very tough, in groups. They will fight for hours in that scenario where they think they hold all the cards. When one vehicle shows up with a minigun, they vanish into the woodwork. They are terrified of that weapon system and stop immediately.

    Scale is irrelevant, fighting back is the key to stopping evil.

  20. 762x51 says:

    Yep, strawman arguments. No one is REQUIRING someone to fight or die, that is a strawman. If an employee can resist, has the ability, training, experience, etc., and has the opportunity to act, they should be free to do so without fear of reprisal from the employer. Veterans are the prime example of that employee. As I said before, you can free up people who can act without imposing a duty on all who cannot act. That is a ridiculous strawman argument.

    If someone is killed on the premises because they were unarmed due to a “gun free zone” policy is that just heir tough luck?

    Policies cannot address events like a psychopath robbing the store and killing everyone because it gets them off. Companies create policies based on what their legal counsel tells them is least impactful to their bottom line. I don’t care about that and for them to place their profits above the lives of their staff tells me that they are a bunch of snakes, like the lawyers they listen to. That logic gives criminals the upper hand just like the retarded “gun free zone” signs because they know where the easy targets are located. The school yard bully stops stealing lunch money once someone breaks his nose. That same affect ripples all throughout the criminal world.

    It is the job of the police to stop riots, not the store owner or company. You notice how letting them get away with it in Ferguson and Baltimore has emboldened them. Further evidence of the failure of rolling over and playing dead.

    On the Mexican border, I have watched a group of runners, smugglers with bales, walk miles around a series of washes they normally use because we had heavily armed fire teams blocking those washes. They walked right into a tac team ambush per the plan. They tried as hard as they could to avoid the fight first.

    In Afghanistan, the hajis will ambush a column of vehicles, they are very tough, in groups. They will fight for hours in that scenario where they think they hold all the cards. When one vehicle shows up with a minigun, they vanish into the woodwork. They are terrified of that weapon system and stop immediately.

    Scale is irrelevant, fighting back is the key to stopping evil.

  21. Eddie_Valiant says:

    Very well said!

  22. Eddie_Valiant says:

    Very well said!

  23. Eddie_Valiant says:

    The only reason CVS and other chain stores adopt this lunatic policy is so the corporation won’t get sued by the robbers or the employee’s family, should the employee be killed.

    Once again, we can see what the leftists judges and lawyers have done to the US – turned us into helpless victims of the legal system.

  24. Eddie_Valiant says:

    The only reason CVS and other chain stores adopt this policy is so the corporation won’t get sued by the robbers or the employee’s family, should the employee be killed.

    Once again, we can see what the leftists judges and lawyers have done to the US – turned us into helpless victims of the legal system.

    I can understand the reason they do this, but how about NOT firing someone just because they handled a difficult situation well?

  25. Eddie_Valiant says:

    I heard this report on some news channel this morning and it was reported that Morici asked the local police if they were hiring and they handed him an application.

    Sounds to me like he’d make a very good addition to law enforcement.

  26. Eddie_Valiant says:

    I heard this report on some news channel this morning and it was reported that Morici asked the local police if they were hiring and they handed him an application.

    Sounds to me like he’d make a very good addition to law enforcement.

  27. KHarn says:

    On 9/11/01 it was policy to co-operate with highjackers. The idea was to get the plane on the ground and negotiate for the release of the hostages.
    What happened?

  28. Eddie_Valiant says:

    I should have scrolled down before posting my two cents, but I stated pretty much what you did.

  29. KHarn says:

    On 9/11/01 it was policy to co-operate with highjackers. The idea was to get the plane on the ground and negotiate for the release of the hostages.
    What happened?

  30. Eddie_Valiant says:

    I should have scrolled down before posting my two cents, but I stated pretty much what you did.

  31. Occam's Stubble says:

    And as soon as the passengers found out that the plane wasn’t getting to the ground, the policy went out the window. I imagine the policy was there for the same reason, to protect the airline from lawsuits.

  32. Eddie_Valiant says:

    Let me add that a corporation the size of CVS doesn’t rely on insurance for a robbery. As with all large businesses, they self-insure, and would cover several million in losses before any catastrophic insurance would kick in, if they even have any, which I doubt they do.

  33. Occam's Stubble says:

    And as soon as the passengers found out that the plane wasn’t getting to the ground, the policy went out the window. I imagine the policy was there for the same reason, to protect the airline from lawsuits.

  34. Eddie_Valiant says:

    Let me add that a corporation the size of CVS doesn’t rely on insurance for a robbery. As with all large businesses, they self-insure, and would cover several million in losses before any catastrophic insurance would kick in, if they even have any, which I doubt they do.

  35. Ed. G. Mann says:

    You might let it be known that you won’t be shopping at CVS any longer. The other item is for those of you smart enough to carry, do. If a place posts no weapons, they become responsible for your safety. All states with sane carry laws require exact legal posting at entrances or their policy is void.

    Remember, any round that you fire, you are responsible for any damage it does to a person and private property. Use factory ammo and hit the perp.

  36. Ed. G. Mann says:

    You might let it be known that you won’t be shopping at CVS any longer. The other item is for those of you smart enough to carry, do. If a place posts no weapons, they become responsible for your safety. All states with sane carry laws require exact legal posting at entrances or their policy is void.

    Remember, any round that you fire, you are responsible for any damage it does to a person and private property. Use factory ammo and hit the perp.

  37. Jester says:

    How dare he refuse to have his diversity culturally enriched!! HOW DARE HE!!! But don’t worry; we have a special place for him now, Komrades. Somebody get some muscle for me over here!

  38. Jester says:

    How dare he refuse to have his diversity culturally enriched!! HOW DARE HE!!! But don’t worry; we have a special place for him now, Komrades. Somebody get some muscle for me over here!

  39. Jester says:

    Good plan! You don’t happen to be from Ferguson, are you? Just wonderin…

  40. Jester says:

    Good plan! You don’t happen to be from Ferguson, are you? Just wonderin…

  41. Nome Sane says:

    No shortage of Walgreen stores.

  42. Nome Sane says:

    No shortage of Walgreen stores.

  43. 762x51 says:

    True. It really pisses me off when the tards try and reduce human lives to dollars and cents. They are incapable of seeing how violence escalates and robbers become killers.

    When some psychopath comes in with a weapon, there is absolutely no way to know what you are up against therefore, assuming a worst case scenario is completely justified. The law needs to account for that and make killing the perp(s) free, for that reason.

  44. 762x51 says:

    True. It really pisses me off when the tards try and reduce human lives to dollars and cents. They are incapable of seeing how violence escalates and robbers become killers.

    When some psychopath comes in with a weapon, there is absolutely no way to know what you are up against therefore, assuming a worst case scenario is completely justified. The law needs to account for that and make killing the perp(s) free, for that reason.

  45. grayjohn says:

    Two new CVS stores opened here recently. I haven’t been in them, and after this, I won’t ever be in them.

  46. grayjohn says:

    Two new CVS stores opened here recently. I haven’t been in them, and after this, I won’t ever be in them.

  47. Eddie_Valiant says:

    You can be sure Walgreens, like all major corporations, has a similar policy regarding stopping a robber.

    Stop a perp – save your life, but lose your job. What a country!

  48. Eddie_Valiant says:

    You can be sure Walgreens, like all major corporations, has a similar policy regarding stopping a robber.

    Stop a perp – save your life, but lose your job. What a country!

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