Good citizen fired after giving cops gun he found on the job5/16/2012
Groundskeeper John Chevilott was mowing a Detroit lawn on May 3 when he found a loaded gun hidden among weeds. After "securing" the weapon, he waited for police to drive past -- but when they didn't, he took the gun home and dropped it off at the station later that night. His reward? He was fired. Wayne County Department of Public Services cited reasons including a policy against employees possessing weapons at work -- even Chevilott's foreman was suspended because he knew about the incident. "All I did was secure the situation to make sure nobody else got hurt or killed," said Chevrillot, who was two years shy of retirement and is hoping to get his job back.
Should he have been fired?