​JD Sports Employee Gets Payrise For Stopping Prank Shoplifter

The hearts of many people sink first thing in the morning, when the alarm goes off and they're forced to trudge into work, ready for another day of muttering 'I don't get paid enough for this shit' while rolling their eyes at customers. We've all been there.

But not all employees are created equal, as proven by this very good egg, who was prepared to go above and beyond when trying to stop a bloke running off with a pair of trainers as part of a 'prank'.

The prankster in question, YouTuber Harvinth Skin, wasn't actually going to steal the sneaks from the JD Sports store, he instead just wanted to take them for a literal test run. Like all those times you have to pace up and down in the shop before coming back to have your mum press down on your toes - only a bit faster.

But employee Martin sprang into action when he saw Harvinth make a dash for it, and chased after him in hot pursuit. When Harvinth turned back and ran into the shop, it soon became apparent that poor Martin had been pranked, but that didn't stop him laughing his way back.

Tweeting the footage, Harvinth Skin wrote: "I had to give it a try?"

In an even better twist, the amusing clip isn't where the story ended.

That's right, it turns out that not only did Harvinth and Marvin hug it out after their exchange, Martin's boss was also so impressed by his heroic actions that he was given a raise.

In a later tweet, Harvinth added:

Harvinth also tweeted a screenshot of a message from 'The Big Boss of JD Sports MY', who joked: "Stop scaring the staff... And I think I need to have a word with my security guards."

Harvinth replied: "I'm sorry bro! Please don't ban me from JD Sports!"

Seriously, what a hero. Just remember Martin next time you can't be bothered at work; we could definitely all learn a thing or two from him.

Featured Image Credit: Harvinth Skin/Twitter

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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