Fired Walmart Employee Offered Job Back

Posted at 9:09 PM, Oct 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-18 21:09:17-04

HARTLAND, Mich- A former Walmart employee on the east side of the state has been offered his job back, after he says he was wrongfully fired after trying to help a woman in distress.

WXYZ reports that the whole thing started early Sunday morning while 30-year-old Kristopher Oswald was in the parking lot on his break. Oswald says he heard a woman screaming, and saw a man hanging on the hood of her car.

“I observed a person on a vehicle kind of like die hard mode holding onto the hood, but then I saw who the driver was.  It was a tiny little blonde girl who got out and tried to force this person off of her vehicle and she’s screaming and he jumped off the car, grabbed her by the arms like this and forced her against the car,” said Oswald.

Oswald says he went over to try to help, and got on top of the man to hold him down. That’s when he says two other men jumped out from behind him.

During the ordeal, Oswald claims he was punched several times, but says he never hit back. Police arrived a short time later to break things up.

Following the incident, Oswald says he was fired from Walmart for violating company policy. He says the retail chain has rules against workplace violence to prevent employees from assaulting co-workers or tackling shoplifters.

“I never expected all of this and the least I expected was to not have a job. I don’t even know what to put on an application about all of this.  How do I say this ended? I’m always going to act the right way and do the right thing even after all of this,” says Oswald.

Today, after reviewing the incident, Walmart has decided to offer Oswald his job back. However, the 30-year-old says he’s not sure if he’s going to accept it.

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