Store location: Cherry Creek, Denver, CO

Date: April 29, 2010

Who knew being a Good Samaritan could cost you your 9-to-5? Just ask former Sprint employees Paul Shoemaker and Mike McGhee. Both men were on their lunch break when they heard Apple security screaming, "Help! Somebody stop that guy!" The robber had $500 of Apple software in his jacket and was chased through the mall until Shoemaker and McGhee tackled him in the parking garage. A few days later, Sprint headquarters did an investigation and fired both men for employee misconduct, stating, "Employees shouldn't confront thieves."