Teen lands job after stopping robber during interview

News
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

A job applicant helps a Popeye's store manager nab a thief who stole from the restaurant chain. 18-year-old Devin Washington was interviewing for a position at one of its locations when a commotion broke out near the counter according to the manager. The

NEW ORLEANS – A teenager applying for a job at a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen nailed the interview when he helped stop a robbery in New Orleans this weekend.

Devin Washington, 18, was being interviewed Saturday when the suspect came in. The man asked the cashier for change for a dollar. When the drawer was open, he reached over and grabbed some cash, Assistant Manager Danyanna Metoyer said.

The suspect bolted for the door only to be stopped when the assistant manager grabbed his arm. Seeing the suspect struggling with Metoyer, the teen sprang into action.

“The interviewee took him off of me and held him with another employee until the police showed up,” Metoyer told CNN. “I was like, ‘This can’t be real.’ It was the first time I had ever seen this.”

The teen was “in disbelief of why it had to be him,” Metoyer said. CNN’s attempts to reach Washington were unsuccessful.

The suspect was identified as Pablo Ciscart, according to CNN affiliate WDSU. Ciscart, 50, was charged with simple robbery and fugitive attachment.

Washington’s brave move wasn’t why he got hired, but it certainly didn’t hurt, Metoyer said with a laugh.

“Devin was considered for being hired before this even happened. He helped us,” she said.

Washington starts his new job as a Popeyes cook Monday, two days after the robbery.

Trademark and Copyright 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.

Latest News

More News

National News

More National

Washington D.C.

More Washington DC

Your Local Election HQ

More Your Local Election HQ

Don't Miss

Latest News

More News

Popular

KFOR Podcasts

More Podcasts

Follow @KFOR on Twitter