Chick-fil-A Worker Saves Woman & Baby From Carjacker
A young Chick-fil-A employee in Florida is being hailed a hero after he rushed to the aid of a woman who was being carjacked.
The woman was getting her baby out of her car outside the restaurant when a man carrying a stick approached her and demanded her keys, the sheriff’s office said.
The man then grabbed the keys from the woman’s waistband, opened the car door, and got in. The employee heard the woman screaming for help and rushed to her aid, deputies said.
The Chick-fil-A employee, Mykel Gordon, tackled the suspect, who punched him in the face, according to police.
As Gordon wrestled with the suspect in the parking lot, others jumped in to help subdue the suspect, a video shared by the sheriff’s office shows.
“A major shout-out to this young man for his courage,” the department said captioned the video.
Matthew Sexton, the operator of the Chick-fil-A branch, said he is relieved everyone is safe.
“I’m grateful for my amazing Team Member, Mykel Gordon, who so selflessly jumped in to intervene and help our Guests. I couldn’t be prouder of his incredible act of care,” Sexton said
The suspect, a 43-year-old man, was arrested and charged with carjacking with a weapon and battery, the sheriff’s office said.