Mykel Gordon an employee at the Chick-fil-A in Fort Walton Beach, Florida rushed to the aid of a woman as a man tried to steal her car.
Gordon was working inside the restaurant last Wednesday when he heard a woman yelling for help.
Police said the victim was helping her infant out of the car when 43-year-old William Branch approached her wielding a stick and demanded her car keys. Branch then allegedly grabbed the keys from the woman opened her car door, and got inside.
Gordon intervened when the woman began “screaming,” authorities said. Branch allegedly punched the woman in the face.
Video shot by a witness shows the scuffle between Gordon, the hero, and Branch.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office charged 43-year old William Branch with carjacking with a weapon and battery. The police commended the Chick-fil-A worker for his bravery.
“A major shout-out to this young man for his courage!” police said in a statement.
Matthew Sexton, an operator of the location said, “We’re so relieved that our Guests and Team Members are safe following this alarming incident. I’m grateful for my amazing Team Member, Mykel Gordon, who so selflessly jumped in to intervene and help our Guests. I couldn’t be prouder of his incredible act of care.”
Surprisingly, this is the first time that Gordon has come to the rescue of others in need. In 2018, a crane fell onto a car with two passengers inside. Gordan while working, again ran to help them. Gordon rescued the two girls from the crushed car while waiting for paramedics to arrive.
Gordon was recognized for his heroics and was given the chance to throw the first pitch for the Minor League baseball game between the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and the Montgomery Biscuits.
A big thanks to a true Knight in Shining Armor otherwise known as a Chick-Fil-A uniform!