Chick-fil-A worker in Florida praised for helping a woman with a baby who was being carjacked, deputies say

FORT WALTON BEACH, Florida– The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office praises a Chick-fil-A employee in Florida who they said rushed to the aid of a woman who was ambushed by her car.

The woman was retrieving a baby from her vehicle outside the Fort Walton Beach restaurant when a man with a cane approached her and demanded her keys, the sheriff’s office said in a press release Wednesday.

The man then tore the keys from the woman’s waistband, opened the vehicle door and got in, the press release said.

Hearing the woman’s cries for help, an employee rushed over to intervene, MPs said.

The employee, identified by the Chick-fil-A operator as Mykel Gordon, got into a physical fight with the suspect, who slapped Gordon in the face, the press release said.

When the two became entangled in the parking lot, others came to subdue the suspect, according to a video shared on Twitter by the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office credits the clerk with a good samaratin that prevented the suspect from escaping.

“A big thank you to this young man for his courage,” the department said in the Post.

Matthew Sexton, the operator of the Chick-fil-A branch, told CNN he was relieved that everyone was safe.

“I am grateful for my amazing team member, Mykel Gordon, who stepped in so selflessly to step in and help our guests. I couldn’t be prouder of his incredible care,” Sexton said

The suspect, a 43-year-old man, was arrested and charged with stealing a car with a gun and battery, the sheriff’s office said.

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