One Chick-fil-A employees in Florida have “Welcome” take it to another level on Wednesday afternoon. Mykel Gordon Stop the car robbery of a woman traveling with a baby! A trending video shows Mykel handling and restraining a 43-year-old man William Branch in the restaurant parking lot until the police came and arrested him. People on social media are now praising Mykel for his bravery – including those at his workplace.
“This is HERO! This is Mykel Gordan,” the restaurant wrote on their Facebook page. “At Chick-fil-A, our mission is to “serve” and today Mykel has gone even further… to “save”.
This is the second time Mykel has been hailed as a hero. In 2018, Mykel stepped in to help two teenage girls after a crane fell into their car, according to Northwest Florida Daily News.
William Attempts Carjacking, Mykel Intervenes
According to a statement from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, the attempted robbery occurred in the Fort Walton Beach area. The female victim told delegates that William approached her while removing her infant grandchild, each NBC News, from his car seat. She said William approached her, “Take the stick and claim her key.”
With the child in her arms, the woman backed away from William. However, he is said to have rushed towards her, snatching her car keys from the waistband of her pants. With the key in hand, William climbed inside the woman’s car.
“When the victim starts to cry for help [Mykel Gordan] rushed to intervene,” the statement read. “The branch punched the young man in the face but the second victim was not seriously injured.”
The video shows both men rolling around the parking lot, fighting to get the situation under control. But, in the end, Mykel overpowered William – keeping him on the ground in a fight. Then, Mykel stood up, keeping one hand behind the collar of William’s shirt. At this point, several Chick-fil-A employees were involved in the commotion.
After a few seconds, a nearby witness entered the camera frame. While holding a newborn baby girl, she chastised William a few feet from where he was sitting.
“She had a baby in her arms. How dare you? How dare you scare her like that”, the woman shouted.
The incident is said to be William’s second attempt to infiltrate
A Chick-fil-A employee saves a woman and a baby by wrestling people who are trying to jump into a car. pic.twitter.com/gB4vmtMX6m
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Mykel also told delegates that this was the second incident involving William’s car that day, each NBC News. About 10 minutes before the break-in, William is said to have gotten inside another woman’s car and unlocked the driver’s door.
He climbed inside and sat on the woman, using “All his body weight” into her. The woman screamed for help and Mykel ran to the rescue. He claims he sent William away.
Well, now we know William backed and feared another woman, but ended up being restrained by Mykel. According to a police statement, the sheriff’s office charged William with robbing the car with a weapon and battery.