They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. A teenager was applying for a job at a Popeyes restaurant in New Orleans over the weekend and ended up saving the place from being robbed.
18-year-old Devin Washington was being interview for a job on Saturday when a man came into the restaurant and attempted to rob it. The suspect walked into the restaurant and asked the cashier for change for a dollar. Once the drawer was opened, he reached into the register and grabbed some money.
The suspect bolted for the door only to be stopped when the assistant manager grabbed his arm. Seeing the suspect struggling with Metoyer, the teen sprang into action.
“The interviewee took him off of me and held him with another employee until the police showed up,” Metoyer told CNN. “I was like, ‘This can’t be real.’ It was the first time I had ever seen this.”
The suspect was identified as Pablo Ciscart, according to CNN affiliate WDSU. Ciscart, 50, was charged with simple robbery and fugitive attachment.
The manager later said that Washington’s heroic efforts weren’t what got him the job, but I’m sure it added a few brownie points. Washington will start his job as a cook at Popeyes later today.