UFC founder Dana White is flying a former Best Buy worker out to Vegas and hoping to hire her after her takedown of a male shoplifter went viral this week:
This is Summer. She stopped this punk from getting away with stealing from BestBuy in Hawaii. She got fired for this. Flying her in this weekend and giving her tickets to the McGregor vs Cowboy fight. I WANT HER TO WORK FOR ME! Get ready for the best weekend of your life Summer pic.twitter.com/8yF5FLrlnU
— Dana White (@danawhite) January 10, 2020
Just to clear up one detail. It sounds like she would have been fired — she had already put in her notice — not that she was fired for it:
Hmm "The Salt Lake woman said she would have been fired for violating the company's policy, but she had already put in her notice to resign because she wanted to focus on her other job."
— JedEYE Master (@NegroTarantino) January 10, 2020
More from WCAX News:
“I could hear my manager in the back of me saying, ‘Let him go, Summer. It’s okay, let him go. Let him go,'” Tapasa said. “They would rather let an item go than us risking our lives, and I totally understand that. I appreciate that.”
The Salt Lake woman said she would have been fired for violating the company’s policy, but she had already put in her notice to resign because she wanted to focus on her other job.
Best Buy declined to provide details about its shoplifting procedures, but issued this statement:
“Our biggest concern is always keeping our employees and customers safe. The reality is simple: Physically engaging with criminals can be dangerous. None of the products we sell is worth putting the safety of our employees at risk.”
But, still . . . this was an awesome video and an awesome gesture:
Lol, you’re the best Dana, that’s awesome
— A.J. Delgado (@AJDelgado13) January 10, 2020
And he’s serious about it:
Dana White 'Dead Serious' About Hiring Best Buy Woman Who Beat Up Shoplifter https://t.co/bIcrZjxFih
— TMZ (@TMZ) January 11, 2020
That was great, wasn’t it?
That’s legit boss. I’d like to meet her one day!
— Roy Hibbert (@Roy_Meets_World) January 10, 2020
And thank you for helping this woman out:
Dana, you are a good man, and appreciate your reaching out and doing the right thing in a pc society, that has lost track of rewarding doing the right thing!! Love ya man, and yes @MarketRebels https://t.co/yFA0u9m20E
— Pete Najarian (@petenajarian) January 10, 2020