CVS Compliment - CVS Cashier Follows Violent Criminal to Ensure Police Catch Him
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- I went to CVS last week and while on line to buy smokes and soda another customer apparently drunk was mouthing off to everyone around him - he put his face in mine screaming how he had served his country and what had I done? He paid for his merchandise - a single wrapped cigar style cigarette - and put a dollar and a bunch of change on the counter. He said to the cashier "This is for my tab" - and I tried to disarm him with humor - "they don't make tab anymore only diet coke" and - everyone's a critic - he made a fist and hit me. I didn't fall to the ground nor did he make me bleed -- he was too drunk to cause me extensive permanent harm but sure it hurt. CVS cashiers called the police and cashier William Hopkins at store at 6150 N Broadway in Chicago followed the punching punchy guy and his girlfriend out of the store and down the street to ensure that he could tell the Chicago Police which way he was going. Thanks to William Hopkins they arrested him and he spent hours in jail being charged with battery and I will face him in court and hopefully watch him be charged guilty with criminal battery. Thanks to William Hopkins. Otherwise the police would not have found him before he got on a train (the direction he was heading in). I consider Mr. Hopkins a hero and CVS should absolutely reward him for that.
I am a retired lawyer and internet writer so to those with the comment that Mr. Hopkins could end up fired by CVS (1) No he won't because I was instructed by a friend's relative who works for CVS corporate to file this report as he should be lauded and (2) I am taking this to the local stations that cover this sort of human interest story to ensure a spotlight on CVS so they do treat Mr Hopkins with the heroic respect he deserves.