Gas Station Clerk Fired After Fending Off Robber with Gun

Against company policy


NASHUA – When Shannon Cothran was threatened by a knife-wielding robber on Monday morning, he didn't think twice about what to do.

Cothran, who was working after midnight at the Shell gas station at 301 Main St. in Nashua, pulled out his Ruger LCP 380 handgun.

The robber turned around and walked out the door, and Cothran called the police.

Cothran believes his decision to carry a handgun might have saved his life Monday morning. But the owners of the gas station took a different view.