Kristopher Oswald, 30, was fired from his position at Walmart after he intervened in an altercation between a woman and a man which he thought at first was just horseplay.
The incident occurred at around 2:30 am outside the Walmart branch in Hartland, Livingston County. Oswald, who was working the graveyard shift at the branch, was sitting in his car on a break. Suddenly he heard screaming from a woman in a nearby car and saw a man grabbing the hood of the woman’s vehicle.
When he walked over to assist the woman, who was clearly in distress, he was attacked by the man who punched him repeatedly in the head saying “I’m gonna kill you!”
Oswald told reporters that he managed to overpower the man and keep him on the ground when he was jumped from behind by two other men. Fortunately, local police officers were quick to arrive at the scene before any further serious assault could take place.
Following the car park brawl, the Walmart worker was promptly fired from his job – only to be reinstated to his position under a day later. A Walmart spokesperson said the company had reviewed the case and realized that Oswald was simply trying to help the woman.
“The last thing I expected was to not have a job,” Oswald said when he received news that he was being fired. The reason giving for Oswald’s firing was: “after a violation of company policy on his lunch break, it was determined to end his temporary assignment”.
When he was asked at the time how he felt about losing his job over the incident he said even if it happened again: “I will always do the right thing.” After his job was offered back to him Oswald sighed when he said he simply didn’t know if wanted to work for the company anymore.
Here is a short video clip about the incident: