MOUNT PLEASANT (WITI) -- Fired for being robbed? A Mount Pleasant Speedway gas station employee is out of a job after he was held up at gunpoint!
The Speedway at the corner of Washington and Emmersten in Mount Pleasant is usually pretty busy -- although at 4:30 in the morning, it tends to be a bit slower.
"When one of the gentleman came in, he was wearing a grey hoodie. As he was coming I greeted him like I do every guest," Bobby Wilkerson said.
Wilkerson was the overnight clerk on Tuesday night, April 29th, when the man approached.
"He told me to 'give me all of your money.' And I didn`t understand him at the time. And I was like 'huh?' Then he said it again. I looked down again, and he had this gun pointed at me," Wilkerson said.
A second man walked in -- serving as a lookout.
Wilkerson followed company protocol, and emptied his drawer.
In less than a minute, it was over.
What happened next, shocked Wilkerson.
"The other thing that was shocking is what Speedway did to me after that," Wilkerson said.
Wilkerson was asked to come back to the store on Wednesday morning.
"That`s when the manager told me they were letting me go," Wilkerson said.
Wilkerson is a single father of two. He was told he had too much money in the drawer at the time of the robbery.
"It wasn`t thousands. It wasn`t like they took that much. It was a low amount -- not worth losing your job over," Wilkerson said.
Speedway spokesperson Angelia Graves says she could not speak with FOX6 News about personnel matters but did say this:
"Our employees are required to follow company policy. The safety of our operations is our number one focus and that means maintaining the safety for our employees, but also our customers."
Wilkerson says he was robbed of a job after he says he risked his life for the company.
"It`s very unfair what speedway has done," Wilkerson said.