Teen helps stop robbery during job interview, gets hired

A Popeyes restaurant in New Orleans was the scene of 18-year-old Devin Washington's successful job interview and his heroic efforts that stopped a robbery in progress.(Getty Images)

New Orleans — A man who attempted to rob a Popeye's Famous Fried Chicken restaurant in New Orleans on Saturday was arrested after police said a man who was interviewing for a job at the eatery intervened and stopped the robbery.

Police said Pablo Ciscart, 50, entered the restaurant around 1 p.m. Saturday and grabbed an unknown sum of money when an employee opened the register to give him change, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported. Manager Danyanna Metoyer blocked Ciscart from leaving the restaurant by standing in front of the door.

"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 told CBS News.

While Metoyer blocked the exit, Devin Washington, 18, got up from the table at which he was interviewing for a job with the manager and "bent (Ciscart's) arm back" in order to stop the robber before the authorities could arrive, according to CBS News. Washington told CBS News that he was unsure if Ciscart had a gun, but he "wasn't scared."

Police arrested Ciscart on a robbery charge. Metoyer told CBS News that Washington was going to get the job before the robbery, but he secured it with his heroics.

"You're hired. You earned it,” Metoyer said Washington was told.

Read more at the New Orleans Times-Picayune.