UPDATE: The ccw permit holder in this story has reportedly gotten his job back. He was not a direct employee of GM but hired by a 3rd party service. I’m sure GM was not happy about the bad PR they were getting in this incident, and thanks to sites like this one, a law abiding gun owner can at least know he has his job and we have his back.
A concealed carry permit holder was carrying his gun when he went to work on Wednesday morning. And after witnessing a brutal stabbing he intervened by pulling his gun on the attacker who was stabbing a 52-year-old GM employee.
Even though his actions more than likely saved the victim’s life, the GM employee was fired on the spot for having a firearm and was promptly escorted off the property.
GM is disputing the firing of the employee but from his account is sounded a lot like instant termination. We will see if he gets re-instated.
According to Fox2Detroit,
“The lady kept saying ‘I’m dying, someone help’ and it was just natural reaction,” said Didarul Sarder, SP+ Valet Supervisor. “I just see this lady getting stabbed. I only had like half a second to think and I un-holstered my firearm and pointed it at her to drop the knife.”
The stabbing happened right outside the main entrance of the central office building where the 52-year-old victim works.
Police say the suspect, a 32-year-old woman, came to see the employee. They argued in the lobby, then went outside where the suspect pulled a knife, stabbing her multiple times in the neck, back and abdomen.
Sarder told the woman to freeze until she was arrested by police.
FOX 2: “You probably saved this woman’s life.”
“I hope so, I hope she makes it,” Sarder said. “Maybe those few seconds before the police arrived could be the difference between life and death.”
Sarder said he was surprised to be fired on the spot without any recourse, but he has no regrets in having a part in saving someone’s life.
“He said, ‘You shouldn’t have had a firearm here,'” Sarder said. “‘After this is done he needs to be escorted off the property. He’s not welcome back here.’
“I was really bummed out. I got a little emotional.”
Sarder, who has a valid CPL, works for a company contracted by GM. He says he started working on the grounds in December and was never informed of a no gun policy.
GM officials, however, deny firing Sarder, saying in a statement, “Because this is an ongoing investigation we cannot comment. However, we can say GM has not requested the valet be dismissed. To our knowledge the valet remains an employee of the vendor.”
Police and Mayor of Warren Jim Fouts say Sarder is a hero who should be honored.
“Had it not been for his quick action and quick thinking, pulling out his concealed weapon, she might have been murdered on site,” Fouts said.
Sarder has no regrets.
“I would do it all over again,” he said. “If I could save this woman’s life over a job. I can get another job.”