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84-Year-Old Gas Station Clerk Fired For Strange Reason

Glen Zirbel is an 84-year-old Iowa man who lost his job as a gas clerk for trying to stop a thief with a hammer. He worked nights at the Kum & Go gas station in Ankeny, Iowa for over 16 years. Zirbel said, "They told me not to chase cars." He said he told a group of people at the pump that they hadn't paid for their gas yet. Zirbel recounted “I asked them to come in and pay and they said they did. I said, ‘Well it didn’t work.’ They said they paid with a card. It didn’t work and I said if you come inside we will straighten it up.”

That's when the driver drove off and Zirbel got his hammer. Zirbel stated “I didn’t exactly mean to but I broke the back window." The driver and two passengers called 911 when an officer showed up and questioned Zirbel. “He wanted to know why I carry a hammer, and I said when I am confronting a thief, that’s what I do,” Zirbel said. Zirbel was arrested and charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief. Zirbel is due in court on September 22. Zirbel said, “No, I was ready to retire anyhow. And I still think I was in the right.”

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