Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 5.19.44 PM Strange story on today in which the writer contributor (that’s the new thing over there– possibly unpaid contributors), John Featherman, interviewed Brandon Burwell, a former Wawa employee who was fired last month because he didn’t surrender money to a would-be robber and, instead, beat the shit out of him.

Burwell was let go because he violated Wawa’s policy on robberies, which is to just give up the money. Burwell didn’t, and instead…

Photo: FOX Philly

Photo: FOX Philly

… had to be separated from the would-be robber, who left looking slightly less intimidating than when he arrived:

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Anyway, Burwell seems awesome, and he should get whatever job he wants (or else!). And perhaps oh so fittingly, he wants to work for the Orange and Black, presumably because they embrace his view on how to handle a situation:

His dream job would be to work for the Philadelphia Flyers hockey club. One cannot miss the Flyers sweat shirt Burwell was wearing.  “I’d love to do something with the players. Want me to pass them a stick? I’m fine with that.”

He’d also be happy as an auto mechanic or an airline mechanic.

Who’s Burwell’s role model on the Flyers? “Wayne Simmonds. He plays the game properly,” Burwell said. “And he can score.“

I wondered whether Simmonds’ race was a factor in Burwell’s choosing him as his favorite Flyer.

“Yeah,” Burwell told me.

Annnnnnnd those last few sentences are gonna force me to have to monitor the comments.

Burwell is working at a restaurant now, but I’d love to see him behind the bench, passing sticks or just hitting on that hot trainer we don’t see anymore:

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Whatever happened to her?