Chick-fil-A employee stops carjacker in Florida

A Florida Chick-fil-A employee is being hailed a hero after deputies say he stopped a carjacking outside the fast food restaurant. Okaloosa County deputies said the young employee rushed outside the Fort Walton Beach-area restaurant to help a screaming woman holding a baby after a man grabbed her keys and tried to take her car. Investigators said the woman was pulling the baby out of her car when a man identified as William Branch approached her brandishing a stick and asked for her keys. Branch then grabbed the car keys from the waistband of the woman’s pants, opened her car door and got into the car, investigators said. When the woman began to scream for help, deputies said the Chick-fil-A employee ran to intervene. face but the employee was not seriously injured. The employee told deputies that Branch was involved in another incident shortly before the carjacking attempt. A video the sheriff’s office shared on Facebook shows Emp Loyee and Branch brawling in the parking lot. The video shows the employee holding the branch as others run to help. Deputies said the branch was charged with carjacking with a weapon and a battery.

A Florida Chick-fil-A employee is being hailed a hero after deputies say he stopped a carjacking outside the fast food restaurant.

Okaloosa County deputies said the young employee rushed outside the restaurant in the Fort Walton Beach area to help a screaming woman holding a baby after a man grabbed her keys and tried to take his car.

Investigators said the woman was pulling the baby out of her car when a man identified as William Branch approached her brandishing a stick and asked for her keys.

Branch then grabbed the car keys from the waistband of the woman’s pants, opened her car door and got inside the car, investigators said.

When the woman began to scream for help, deputies said the Chick-fil-A employee ran to intervene.

Deputies said Branch punched the employee in the face, but the employee was not seriously injured.

The employee told deputies that Branch had been involved in another incident shortly before the carjacking attempt.

A video the sheriff’s office shared on Facebook shows the employee and the branch brawling in the parking lot.

The video shows the employee holding Branch as others race to help.

Deputies said Branch was charged with carjacking with a weapon and a battery.

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