Teen Gets Restaurant Job After Stopping A Robbery During His Interview

A teenager got the job he applied for after reportedly stopping a robbery mid-interview.

According to Huffington Post, 18-year-old Devin Washington was being interviewed for a job at a New Orleans Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen on Saturday afternoon when Pablo Ciscart, 50, tried to steal cash from the register.

Manager Danyanna Metoyer said Ciscart asked the cashier for change for a dollar and then grabbed an unknown amount of cash from the drawer as soon as it was opened.

Ciscart made a dash for the door, but Washington rose from his seat and wrapped his arms around the thief's body from behind him.

Assistant Manager Dominique Griffin grabbed Ciscart's arms while Metoyer blocked the door.

Washington said he didn't know if the thief had a gun but wasn't afraid of getting shot when he moved to refrain him, New York Daily News reports.

Ciscart threw down the cash in defeat as he was subdued by Washington and a chef until police arrived.

Metoyer, who was interviewing Washington, said,

We hadn't made hardly any money. He wasn't going to take the $300 to 400 we probably had made. We needed our money.

She and Griffin apparently already decided to hire Washington before the robbery. His quick thinking simply confirmed their assessment of his character.

Metoyer said, after the incident, she told Washington,

You're hired. You earned it.

Ciscart was reportedly charged with simple robbery and fugitive attachment.

Citations: Popeyes interviewee gets job after helping stop store robbery (New York Daily News), Teen Lands Restaurant Job After Catching Robber During Interview (Huffington Post)