A courageous younger worker at a Florida Chick-Fil-A prevented a car-jacking Wednesday afternoon after tackling a person who had snatched automotive keys from a girl with a child, police stated.
The fast-food chain employee leapt into motion when he heard the girl screaming out for assist in the Fort Walton Seashore restaurant’s parking zone, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Workplace stated.
The workplace stated 43-year-old William Department ran as much as the girl as she was taking her toddler out of her automotive within the parking zone on Beal Parkway.
He allegedly demanded she hand over her keys, whereas wielding a stick, the sheriff’s workplace stated.
Department, of DeFuniak Springs, allegedly stole the keys proper from the waistband of the girl’s pants, opened her automotive door and stepped inside.
The girl yelled out and the unnamed worker ran over, in line with the sheriff.
Department allegedly punched the employee within the face, however that didn’t cease him.
Dramatic video from the scene reveals the worker and Department rolling on the pavement of the parking zone whereas the girl holding her child screams for somebody to assist.
The Chick-fil-A employee pushed Department to the bottom and will get him in a headlock as his coworkers rush over to assist maintain him down, the video shot by a witness reveals.
Department can then be seen sitting on the pavement whereas the worker holds down on his shoulder to maintain him down.
A unique lady, additionally holding an toddler, yells at Department, in line with the video.
“She had a child in her arms, how dare you?!” she stated, scolding him. “How dare you scare her like that?”
The workers detained Department till police arrived. They stated he had been concerned in one other, unspecified incident shortly earlier than the carjacking try, in line with the sheriff’s workplace.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Workplace arrested Department on the scene and charged him with carjacking with a weapon and battery.
The workplace thanked the worker for his bravery.
“A serious shout-out to this younger man for his braveness!” it wrote on Fb.