A neighborhood Subway employee in Illinois, US, stated she was suspended by her employer after a video exhibiting her combating off an armed robber went viral on social media.
Araceli Sotelo, a Subway restaurant worker, thwarted a theft within the fast-food joint on September 5, 2021, native media reported.Sotelo defended herself when a robber barged into the store, pointing a gun at her. When he demanded cash, Sotelo did not give in. Instead, she bought concerned in a bodily bout with the robber.As a scuffle broke out between the 2, the unknown assailant dropped his gun and Sotelo rapidly retrieved it, Fox News reported. The robber then tried to get his gun again whereas he held Sotelo’s purse in a single hand.Araceli Sotelo was robbed at gunpoint on the Subway she labored. She defended herself and even disarmed the robber and she or he ended up getting suspended from her job. pic.twitter.com/uAqI0RAsSL— Mad World (@mmmadWORLDDD) September 12, 2021
“He [the robber] dropped it trying to hold onto my purse and I end up pulling his sweatshirt off him and I was like, ‘Show your face, show your face, you are on camera,'” Sotelo was quoted as saying by native media.”He was like, ‘Here, you can have your purse back. just give me back my stuff.’ He wanted me to give him back his gun and his clothes. I just hit him on the head with it, that is what he was doing to me,” Sotelo stated.The video of the incident was leaked on social media and since then, the clip has gone viral.Sotelo stated she didn’t leak the video on-line however had shared a clip on her social media account with the caption: “A man came into my job and tried to rob me.”According to the report, over 8.2 million individuals have watched the video to date. While appreciation poured in for her on the web for exhibiting bravery, she stated she was suspended from her job following the incident.Sotelo stated she acquired a name saying, “If every one of these videos is not taken offline, you will be suspended.”Sotelo had made it clear a number of occasions that she was not the one to leak the video on-line. Nevertheless, she was suspended.”Then I texted them: ‘How long am I suspended for?’ They said ’til everything is removed online. I cannot do that,” Sotelo advised a neighborhood information channel.”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,” she stated.Meanwhile, Sotelo’s suspension from the job has not been confirmed by representatives for Subway.A spokesperson was quoted as saying, “We are deeply concerned about the recent incident at a franchised location in Rockford, Illinois. The restaurant owner and management are fully cooperating with the police investigation, and we request patience until that process is complete…Every restaurant is independently owned and operated. We are in contact with the franchisee to better understand the situation and assist as needed.”