HEATHER BURKINSHAW-STANLEY, AKA “SHORTY.”
There’s an interesting debate at the center of Shorty’s use of a weapon during a early morning holdup at a Waffle House in Newnan, Georgia, near Atlanta.
Should customer lives be put at risk to save a big company a few hundred dollars?
If the three Negros who robbed the restaurant had been shot dead by Shorty, would people be thinking differently?
THE ROBBERS. THEY ESCAPED.
Whatever, she’s got a disabled unemployed husband and now she has no job either.
A local waitress who fired her gun at three fleeing robbers and lost her job over it is finding support from other gun owners.
Heather Burkinshaw-Stanley, known as “Shorty” to her friends and customers, had been working third shift for the Waffle House on 1363 S. Highway 29 for almost two years.
On Thursday morning, Stanley was doing prep work when a man approached the cashier after finishing his meal. Along with two other men, he produced a note demanding money from the cashier or everyone in the restaurant would be shot, according to Stanley.
“The waitress walked by me, cool as a cucumber and said, ‘We just got robbed,’” Stanley recalled.
Stanley stopped what she was doing, ran to her car in the parking lot and grabbed a 9mm pistol and fired a single shot toward the fleeing robbers.
“I wasn’t sure if they were coming back or not,” she said. “I was in fear for my life, my co-worker’s life, and I did what I thought was right.”
Unfortunately, Waffle House disagreed with the decision.