Everybody wants to be Employee Of The Month. Who can resist the allure of reserved, close-in parking and the immortal glory of having your name and photo on the Wall Of Fame? Apparently not Willie Mitchell of Deerfield Beach, Florida. Even though Wal-Mart, his employer, gives none of these laurels to their Employees Of The Month, he completely lost his cool when he lost the award to a rival employee . . .
From the NY Daily News:
Willie Mitchell is accused of firing one round at the woman’s empty vehicle in the bizarre revenge scheme.
The woman told detectives Mitchell argued with her about their workload after she won the prize at the Deerfield Beach store. The award is for bragging rights only, but he was furious and threatened the woman before he stormed out, authorities said.
“I’m going to show you,” he told the woman, according to the police report.
Mitchell drove back to the parking lot a few hours later and pulled in next to the woman’s SUV, a surveillance video shows. After learning the woman was still inside at work, he rolled down the window, fired at least one shot at her vehicle and drove away, authorities said.
Even though Mitchell worked at the store, he forgot that the whole parking lot is monitored 24/7 by several surveillance cameras.
Oops. There’s no evidence (so far) that Mitchell actually intended to shoot his rival, but it’s unlikely that this 110% devotion to his job will translate into improved future employment opportunities. I hope he understands there his criminal conviction and IGOTD award are going to be part of his Permanent Record.
Yes: His. Permanent. Record.