Bizarre zero tolerance policy gets Detroit grounds keeper fired

A grounds keeper and his foreman were both fired.  Chevilott wanted to give the gun to the police, but they didn't arrive so he had to give it to the police after he was done with work.  From Fox News:

A Detroit groundskeeper, who turned in a loaded handgun he found hidden in weeds while working, was fired by the Wayne County Department of Public Services, MyFoxDetroit.com reports.
John Chevilott, who is just two years shy of retirement, found the loaded snub-nosed revolver on May 3 when he and his crew were mowing a lawn in Wayne County. Chevilott secured the gun, waiting for police to drive by so he could hand it over to them. . . .
According to a Wayne County spokeswoman and the rules, employees aren't allowed to possess a weapon on work property.
Chevilott says he didn't bring a weapon to work. He found it on the job. . . .

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Blogger Chas said...

He should have thrown away $2 billion of his organization's money instead. Then they would have given him $23 million out of gratitude.

5/15/2012 8:47 PM  
Blogger RyGuy said...

I was deeply troubled by this article. So troubled that I felt compelled to email Wayne County about my displeasure with their policies. They should be commending this man for his actions.

5/15/2012 9:55 PM  

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