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A North Carolina abundance agent said she was accursed afterwards she attacked a burglar with a baseball bat on Tuesday — a move her employer said abandoned aggregation policy.
The clerk, Juwan Harris, said a man entered the Circle K accessibility abundance in Raleigh area she works, told her that he had a gun and beggared the store.
The suspect, afterwards articular as 51-year-old William Winston, according to police, allegedly attempted to abscond the scene, but, Harris said, she went afterwards him with a baseball bat.
"I feared for my life. He captivated barter earnest and was blame and afflictive my customers. That was my thing," she told ABC associate WTVD on Tuesday. "He could've appear aback and did it again."
PHOTO: A mugshot of William Winston, who was arrested afterwards he allegedly beggared a Circle K in North Carolina. (WTVD)
She said she hit the declared bandit and captivated him until badge arrived.
"I took the baseball bat and hit him in the aback of the head. He fell, got aback up, and and aback he got aback up, I kept hitting him in the arch with the bat," Harris said.
Winston was taken to a bounded hospital in abiding action and appear into badge custody. Badge said he took off with cigarettes and money and faces accuse of accepted law robbery.
Harris, who larboard the arena afterwards concrete harm, absent her job over the incident, but she said she stands by her decision.
"I was aggravating to assure myself, the barter and additionally the store," she said. "To me, I did what I had to do. I acquainted what I did was right."
Circle K did not acknowledgment WTVD's appeal for comment, but it's not abnormal for retailers to accept such policies.
In July, Home Depot accursed a 70-year-old agent at one of its Texas locations afterwards he saw three doubtable shoplifters and threw a acrylic roller addendum at the anxiety of one of them in an attack to stop him from authoritative off with goods, according to ABC associate KTRK.
The shoplifters fled the arena unharmed, but the employee, Jim Tinney, was fired, as per aggregation policy.
Stephen Holmes, a agent for Home Depot, told KTRK in July that the action is in abode for everyone's safety.
"What I can acquaint you now is that we accept a austere action that alone our accomplished aegis cadre can accompany and appoint shoplifters," Holmes said in a statement. "We've had deaths and austere abrasion over the years, and no bulk of commodity is added important than the assurance of our assembly and customers."