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Pregnant restaurant manager fired for refusing to reimburse $400 robbed at gunpoint

By Mason White 1:20 PM April 23, 2015
The armed robber 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) An armed robber broke into a Popeyes restaurant in Texas, and demanded money.

Marissa Holcomb, who was the manager at the time, handed over $400 to the man who held a gun to her head.

Holcomb, who is five months pregnant with her 4th child, said that two days after the robbery, her boss ordered her to reimburse the restaurant for the money she gave to the armed robber.

Holcomb was fired when she refused to reach in to her pocket and hand over $400.

The store owner said that Holcomb, did not follow store policy by leaving too much money in the cash register.

The restaurant surveillance video shows a masked man running into the restaurant while waving a gun at employees. He jumped over the counter and forced all employees to the floor.

He then turned his attention to Holcomb. He grabbed the woman by the back of her shirt, pulled her up and demanded money.

The pregnant woman opened the register and handed over the money. The armed robber fled with the money and has not been caught.

After her story went viral, Popeyes corporate officer apologized to Holcomb, and she was offered her job back.

Holcomb said that she does not feel comfortable to go back to work at that Popeyes.

“We deeply regret the way this matter was handled. We are committed to continuing to work with Ms. Holcomb, and we apologize to her, our employees, the public and other franchise operators of the Popeyes system. We have let them down and are committed to do better,” the company said in a statement.