A female subway employee has been fired for allegedly being “too rough” with an armed robber who pulled a gun on her. Araselli Sotelo was able to take a firearm from the gunman and the pistol hit the suspect. It was considered too much. MTO News has learned, from corporate.
It all started on September 5 when Araceli was confronted by an armed male suspect who went behind the counter in an attempt to snatch the victim.
As seen in the video shared online, Satello and the suspect were heard saying “stop” and “he’s trying to snatch me” after getting involved in a physical fight. See:
During a physical altercation that enters the restaurant lobby, the suspect drops his firearm – which Sotelo is able to quickly rescue before the suspect can be reached.
The suspect was seen holding the victim’s purse while holding a gun, and Sotello turned the suspect over with his weapon.
According to online reports, the struggle continued from there outside the store and security cameras.
The story does not end here. Sotello said his manager fired him shortly after the footage was leaked online, saying the suspension would remain in place until all traces of store security footage were removed from the Internet:
“I got a call yesterday, like, ‘If every one of these videos isn’t taken offline, you’ll be suspended,’ and then I text them and I’ll say, ‘How long have I been suspended?’ “I don’t have the power to do that until everything is moved online.”
“They didn’t want anyone to know, they wanted to be private that it happened to me and I fought, but I think they did it because they don’t want to know the corporate.”