Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Lucas Landscaping Fired By PNC Music Pavillion

Lucas Lawn and Landscaping is out of a job today, in the aftermath of Friday night’s alleged assault of NASCAR driver Mike Wallace by company employees. 

Reporter Joe Bruno of WSOC-TV in Charlotte. NC, tweeted this afternoon that PNC Music Pavilion has terminated the Indian Trail, NC, company after three employees were arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly assaulting Wallace and his family following a concert by the country group Rascal Flats.

“We were saddened by the regrettable events that took place on Friday, June 17,” said a statement from the venue’s management. “After learning that the offensive actions were taken by patrons who also happened to be employed by Lucas Landscaping, one of our service providers, we took swift and immediate action to terminate services provided by Lucas Landscaping at PNC Music Pavilion.” 

Earlier today, the owners of Lucas Lawn and Landscaping issued a written statement complaining of “verbal attacks upon our business” by the media and general public, claiming that only one of the three men arrested is an employee. “This situation arose at an event that did not involve our business or the operation of the business in any way,” they said.

23 comments:

  1. An employee driving a company vehicle allegedly assaults two people at a venue that the company has (had) a contract with.

    “This situation arose at an event that did not involve our business or the operation of the business in any way,”

    I think they need to look up the definition of "involve".

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    1. It was the PRESIDENT of the company!!!!!!!

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    2. Apparently most of the people commenting on this don't realize it was the owner of the company. If it was simply just an employee driving a work truck (NOT family and NOT the owner) then this wouldn't have garnered the attention it did.

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  2. Karma traveling at the speed of NASCAR.

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  3. Good on them. Actions have consequences regardless if you are in the clock or not

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  4. Anonymous7:43 PM

    being thugs will get you esp. when you drive off in your work truck

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  5. So 2 of them with the Last name Lucas aren't employees? Then they must be family! Still they get what they deserve.

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  6. So if an employee of MRN attacks a pit road official at Krogers , Nascar should terminate MRN's contract with Nascar ....Just more PC gone stupid ....

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    1. You have missed the point:
      If an "MRN" employee attacks someone at Kroger, they would be fired by Kroger, assuming they worked with them.

      This is about PNC terminating a contractor who was involved in an incident on their property.

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    2. No..............but Kroger would be in their right to not advertise on MRN.

      Apples and apples, Eric

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  7. Except they left the scene in a white pickup with Lucas Landscape lettering on the side.

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  8. Lucas Landscaping doesn't get it! Your employee, off duty, drove your company vehicle to an off duty event. If you don't want bad publicity then don't let your employees drive company vehicles off suty!

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  9. Anonymous9:59 PM

    From everything known it was not the first time the crew has been arrested from actions that happen at PNC, I had a company vehicle and the company let me know as long as I was in the vehicle I was a representative of the company.

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  10. Justice served...maybe they can get jobs as town clowns...

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  11. Justice served to those that do not think before doing inexcusable things...McDonald's might be hiring...

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  12. The fact that they employ stupid Rednecks and even let them drive a company vehicle on their own time is a good enough reason to stop doing business with them.

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  13. Is that the karma train I hear?

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  14. Anonymous9:20 AM

    I love the spin! "Only ONE was an employee!" IT WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE COMPANY!!!

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  15. Yes but it had happened 3 times already - and you continued to employee to scum therefore you are liable!

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  16. Anonymous6:40 PM

    I am so thankful that someone is making them look at what they did. This is nothing compared to what they did to Mike. Have you seen the picture of him?

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  17. Anonymous6:42 PM

    This was their third time. What are they going to do? Wait until they kill someone?

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  18. This is the third time they have done this and you still let them drive Company vehicles to concerts knowing they are loose cannons! Good riddens Lucas Landscaping!!!

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  19. What motivates a company to write a statement like that? Ego? Fear? Desperation? Where is the wisdom? Of all the company's advise, from lawyers, family, and friends, NO ONE in the company could say "sorry" that one of our employees did this? Then they're more issues with Lucas than meets the eye. This then is a Lucas management issue. PNC is brilliant to distance themselves from this vendor. Other clients of Lucas would be wise to do the same.

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