Pizza Hut worker says he was suspended after gunfight
Posted September 27
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A Pizza Hut worker says he was suspended without pay after a gunfight with a would-be robber at a Springfield restaurant.
The Springfield News-Leader reports police say an armed man kicked the store's front glass door Sept. 12 to get inside after robbing teens in the parking lot.
Thirty-one-year-old William Hotop says he ran to get a gun that was kept in the store. He says when the intruder pointed a gun at him, they exchanged gunfire in a "good old-fashioned gunfight." Hotop says he "protected" the store and is "basically" losing his job.
Pizza Hut said in a statement that like any case involving police, the employees involved are on leave of absence during the investigation.
Police say no one was hurt and no arrests have been made.