When I was hired to work at the repair center, the repair team lead was a company lifer. He was nice, popular and had been doing the job for decades. His retirement was coming up so he decided to demote himself to technician the last couple months and let someone else take over for the upcoming busy season. Management hired a young guy fresh out of ROTC who had supposedly come from managing a repair depot for some branch of the military.
So at the time we still had vendor machines for snacks and whatnot and one morning we came in to find that someone had kicked the glass in on the sandwich dispenser. Some investigation happened and it was decided that the shoeprint on the plexiglass was that of the culprit. So Mr. Sherlock Holmes (inject as much sarcasm into this name as possible) the new repair team lead, went around and looked at everyone's shoes. Having only made a cursory inspection of the day crew's shoes he decided he had his culprit and immediately accused Chow of being the vandal and suspended the poor guy for an indefinite period.
Chow was one of our better vacuum techs and a nice guy to boot. No way he would have done what he was accused of and the evidence against him was flimsy, the size of the print didn't apparently match but the brand (tread pattern) did. The whole technical crew was up in arms over this. Upper management, in an unusual turn of events, opted to defend the new team lead instead of its technical crew. Chow, being understandably upset continued to fight the charges and management eventually fired him. (They fired him for some reason other than the shoes incident, I think it was for disobedience or some BS. Our company is good like that, they will come up with whatever excuse they can when they want to discipline someone.)
A few weeks later a kid none of us had ever met, but who was on the evening shipping crew, turned himself in to management feeling really guilty and sad over what had happened. Rather than fire the seasonal shipping employee they opted to just give him a stern warning. He worked for a few more weeks and quit as those seasonals are prone to do.
Chow never returned to work even though they offered him his job back. Sherlock worked for the rest of the season and continued to be the most offensive ass any of us had worked for. The former RTL had even taken to cussing Sherlock out every chance he got. (Because he could get away with it.)
Eventually it came about that folks were planning a mass quitting if management didn't get rid of the guy, so he was quietly transferred to another repair facility that fixed cordless drills in the midwest. By all accounts he was as popular there as he was here.
Management learned its lesson and hired sane people from then on.