A female Subway employee has been fired for allegedly being "too rough" with an armed robber, who pulled a gun on her. Araceli Sotelo managed to take the gunman;'s firearm from him, and pistol whipped the suspect. That was considered too much. MTO News has learned, from corporate.
It all started on September 5th when Araceli was confronted by an armed male suspect who went behind the counter in an effort to rob the victim.
Video shared online shows Sotelo and the suspect get into a physical struggle after she was heard screaming “stop” and “he’s trying to rob me.” Look:
During the physical struggle that makes its way into the lobby of the restaurant, the suspect drops his firearm – which Sotelo is able to quickly retrieve before the suspect could.
The suspect can be seen holding onto the victim’s purse while she has control of the gun, and Sotelo then cracks the suspect upside his head with the weapon.
According to online reports, the struggle continued from there outside of the store and security cameras purview.
The story doesn't end there. Sotelo says it was after the footage was leaked online that her manager suspended her, reportedly telling her that the suspension will remain in effect until all traces of the store security footage have been wiped from the internet:
“I get a call yesterday it was like, ‘if every one of these videos are not taken offline you will be suspended,’ and then I texted them and I’m like ‘how long am I suspended for?’ They said till everything is removed online. I have no ability to do that.”
“They did not want anyone to know, they wanted to be private that it happened to me and that I fought back, but I think they did that because they do not want corporate to know.”