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QuikTrip Employee: Workers Hid in Back Room as Ferguson Store Was Looted, Set On Fire

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Looters in Ferguson set fire to a QuikTrip. (Photo: KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Looters in Ferguson set fire to a QuikTrip. (Photo: KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) – The clean-up today is involved at the Mobil gas station, with pump equipment broken and glass shattered.

Just up the street, at QuikTrip, a young worker recalls hearing yells of “We’re in!” as the store was looted.

He says when he saw people running and yelling outside the store last night, he knew what to do.

“Me and my co-workers ran into our back room,” he says. “Once we ran into the back room, we locked the door and we called the cops and the security people. They told us to stay put, and if we wouldn’t have stayed put we most likely would have died.”

He says when he and his co-workers huddled in hiding in the back room, they could hear bricks being thrown through the windows.

They put jackets over their heads and ran through the looters, and out the back door.

His mom says he almost didn’t go in to work that day.

“He had a gut feeling something was going to happen,” she says. “I told him to make the decision whether he was going to come to work or not. He chose to come to work. He loves his job.”

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