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No Regrets: Woman Fired From Waffle House for Shooting Robbers Says, “I Would Do It Again”

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After being fired for thwarting a Waffle House robbery, one waitress received loads of support and new job offers.

We just can’t get enough of the “good guys with guns” in this country! The latest story comes to us from Coweta County, Georgia.

It was a typical December night, and Heather Burkinshaw was a Waffle House waitress working the night shift. Things changed when three men walked into the store attempting to rob the registers of money. That’s when Heather opened fire on the three would-be thieves with her personal firearm.

The response from Waffle House came quickly and Burkinshaw wasn’t the only one doing the firing. She was let go after nearly two years working the same shift in that restaurant. What happened next might just restore your faith in humanity.

A GoFundMe account was started to help get her and her family through the time with lost income. The goal was set at $2,500. Public response came swift and true. More than triple the goal was provided for Burkinshaw’s family. But that’s not all.

A local gun range also provided a free gun safety course for Burkinshaw to continue honing her skills. She also found a new job at Dunkin’ Donuts. Better yet, her new job is on the day shift allowing her to spend more time with her family.

In an interview with WSB-TV Burkinshaw explains that her new manager at Dunkin’ Donuts is well-aware of her previous situation. He also admits to Burkinshaw that he’s aware she would likely respond in similar fashion if the situation were to occur again.

Cheers to you, Mrs. Burkinshaw. And to your new employer, Dunkin’ Donuts, we all thank you.

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No Regrets: Woman Fired From Waffle House for Shooting Robbers Says, “I Would Do It Again”