Talk about making a great first impression!
Teen’s heroic actions during interview land him the job
During an interview at Popeyes Famous Fried Chicken, a New Orleans teen demonstrated some skills he might not have even realized he had. When a thief tried to steal cash from the register, 18-year-old Devin Washington jumped from his seat and managed to put the suspected robber in a reverse bear hug!
Meanwhile, the restaurant’s assistant manager grabbed the suspect’s arm and the manager blocked the door so he couldn’t escape, according to The Times-Picayune.
The team effort reportedly forced the suspected robber to drop the cash and surrender. Washington and another restaurant employee then kept him detained until officers from the New Orleans Police Department arrived. The man was charged with simple robbery and fugitive attachment, according to a police statement.
After it was all over, the 18-year-old Good Samaritan was offered the job! The restaurant managers said they’d already decided to hire him even before his heroic actions — but the demonstrated selflessness definitely confirmed their decision.
‘You’re hired. You earned it,’ the manager said.