According to a termination letter Home Depot has fired four employees because they "pursued and assisted in the apprehension of suspected shoplifters." An internal company memo forbids employees calling police or detaining/accusing shoplifters.
One of the fired workers says he got a letter of commendation when he helped police catch another shoplifter eight months ago. Home Depot said they will not comment on any personnel matter or this case in particular.
Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes said that letters of commendation are being considered for the men for their assistance in recovering stolen stock, apprehending the suspects, and recovering a stolen car driven by the suspects.