If this brave woman’s account of what happened is accurate, she should be getting a raise, and not getting in line at the local unemployment office…

A Waffle House waitress in Georgia says she was fired for shooting her gun at three fleeing robbers.

Heather (Shorty) Burkinshaw-Stanley said she was only trying to defend herself and her co-workers, The Newnan Times-Herald reported Sunday.

“I was in fear for my life, my co-workers’ lives, and I did what I thought was right,” she told the paper.

Three men ate at Burkinshaw-Stanley’s Waffle House early Thursday. Instead of paying for their meal, the men gave the cashier a note threatening to shoot everyone if their demand for money from the register wasn’t met, the paper reported.

Police said they left after another waitress gave them $200.

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Burkinshaw-Stanley said her gun was in her car.

From Heather Burkinshaw-Stanley’s GoFundMe account:

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Hi my name is Heather, AKA Shorty for those who know me from Waffle house. As you know last Thursday morning approixmatly 2:35 AM the Waffle House I worked at was robbed. The robbers gave a note to one of my coworkers instructing her give all of the money from the register or they would come back and shoot everyone. In the heat of the moment, as the robbers left, I ran to my car and retrieved my gun. I safely fired a round in the air in an attempt to scare the robbers who were in the process of getting in their vehicle. Not knowing if they were retrieving their weapon to return to the Waffle House. My shot must have gotten their attention as they rapidly drove off. Due to this action of firing a round safely in the air I have lost my job. I am a mother of three childern and have a disabled husband. Being the sole income, short term assistance would be welcomed to help make ends meet until I can secure another job. Any and all donations would be graciously appreiciated. Monies raised will be used to pay for heat and utilites. As well as any care that my family may require until I can find employment. I am actively seeking work.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. May God bless.

The paper reports that Burkinshaw-Stanley was told she was fired on Friday. She had worked at the Waffle House for two years.

A Waffle House spokesman declined to discuss the matter, the paper reported.

Burkinshaw-Stanley said she was seeking donations because she is raising three kids and her husband is disabled. FOX News

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