Huffington Post reports:
“Detroit police told groundskeeper John Chevilott that he did the right thing by turning in a loaded handgun he found while mowing lawns earlier this month. But his employers at the Wayne County Department of Public Services felt differently and fired him for violating department policies.”
A Facebook page and a Change.Org petition have been formed to support Chevilott, in addition to his local union filing a grievance on his behalf; he had been with the department for 23 years and was two years away from being eligible for retirement.
Apparently, the Wayne County government is under official scrutiny because of alleged corruption, and the probe is widening. FBI Special Agent in Charge Andrew Arena was quoted by a local news channel as saying, “I think in nearly 24 years in the FBI, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anything quite blossom like this, or this much information come to a head so quickly.”
One moral you could draw from this tale is that if you’re going to be a douchebag, don’t draw attention to yourself with obvious stupidity.
The Old Wolf has spoken.