Circle K fires employee attacked by beer thieves - New York News

Circle K fires employee attacked by beer thieves

Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX -

Caught on camera: a Circle K employee viciously attacked while trying to stop a couple from making a beer run. Those suspects are still on the loose, but the victim is out of a job.

Former employee Chris Plucas says people would come into the Circle K at 15th Ave and Indian School all the time and walk out without paying for beer. It happened regularly. But in this particular incident, he felt he had to fight back.

Plucas is the employee seen on tape on Nov. 4 when a male and a female walked in and went straight to the beer cooler and grabbed three cases.

"I was cleaning the windows, it was a slow night. I look up and the female is pushing me out the door, I didn't know what was going on and I said, 'Hey what's going on, you got to pay for that tonight,' and she pushed me more. I didn't want to get physical with her."

But that's when things got ugly. Plucas says the male suspect set down the beer and came at him.

"He came at me with his left foot, his left foot to my face, I stepped back and started to swing."

In the video, you can see them fighting. Plucas says he got in a few good hits.

"I kicked him in the stomach and he picked up a case of beer, threw it at me, grabbed the other two cases… ran off."

Not only was he hurt, but to add insult to injury, Plucas was fired for "violating company policy" -- not to confront, chase or follow suspects.

The suspects got away and still haven't been caught.

"I'm very angry and frustrated about the whole thing, losing my job, it's very hard to find a job right now."

We contacted Circle K for comment and they said the bottom line when it comes to their employees is safety.

Suspect #1 is described as a Hispanic male, 17 to 20-years-old, 5' 6" tall, 170 pounds with a mustache. Suspect #2 is described as a Hispanic woman, 17 to 20-years-old, 5' 2" tall, 160 pounds with black hair.

If you have any information about this case, call Silent Witness.  You can remain anonymous and receive a cash award for tips leading to an arrest or indictment.

TIP LINE: (480) WITNESS

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Another company to give family free cruise

    Family of 5-year-old with cancer upset with cruise line

    Family of 5-year-old with cancer upset with cruise line

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:44:05 GMT
    A Long Island family is upset that a cruise line won't accommodate them after their 5-year-old son had to have emergency surgery for cancer. Nicolas Colucci and the rest of his family was supposed to go on a cruise on the Norwegian Breakaway.
    A Long Island family is upset that a cruise line won't accommodate them after their 5-year-old son had to have emergency surgery for cancer. Nicolas Colucci and the rest of his family was supposed to go on a cruise on the Norwegian Breakaway.
  • Jersey City swears in new firefighters

    Jersey City swears in new firefighters

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:23:09 GMT
    AP photoAP photo
    Jersey City has 26 new firefighters, including the city's first black woman to wear the uniform. Mayor Steven Fulop swore in the newest members of the department during a ceremony at City Hall on Friday. The city said the hiring was made possible by funds from a $6.9 million federal grant that was announced in January.
    Jersey City has 26 new firefighters, including the city's first black woman to wear the uniform. Mayor Steven Fulop swore in the newest members of the department during a ceremony at City Hall on Friday. The city said the hiring was made possible by funds from a $6.9 million federal grant that was announced in January.
  • New York suggests summer shutdown for Indian Point

    New York suggests summer shutdown for Indian Point

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:08:24 GMT
    A state agency is suggesting summer shutdowns at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in the New York suburbs. The idea is to protect migrating and spawning fish who might otherwise get sucked into the plant. Indian Point takes 2.5 billion gallons a day from the Hudson River to make steam and cool its two reactors.
    A state agency is suggesting summer shutdowns at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in the New York suburbs. The idea is to protect migrating and spawning fish who might otherwise get sucked into the plant. Indian Point takes 2.5 billion gallons a day from the Hudson River to make steam and cool its two reactors.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices