COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A convenience store clerk says he was fired after chasing down two shoplifters.

Bryan McGuire (credit: CBS)

Bryan McGuire (credit: CBS)

Bryan McGuire says he was in the middle of his shift at a 7-Eleven in Colorado Springs last month when he saw two men shoplifting.

He says he worked for two weeks after the incident before hearing from the company.

“I was actually on the job and they suspended me, saying it was under investigation,” McGuire said. “Then I was told that I was fired … that I’d created an unsafe circumstance by going out of the store.”

7-Eleven says its policy is to tell employees not to chase thieves.

McGuire says the shoplifters attacked him, requiring him to get stitches.