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Manager, job applicant foil thief at fast-food restaurant

7 months 3 days 15 hours ago March 20, 2016 Mar 20, 2016 Sunday, March 20 2016 March 20, 2016 2:16 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Janet McConnaughey

NEW ORLEANS - A job interview was in progress when a thief grabbed cash from the till at a fast food restaurant. The manager conducting the interview then blocked the door, and the applicant grabbed the thief's arms.

Eighteen-year-old Devin Washington got the robber - and the job - at a Popeyes Famous Fried Chicken restaurant in eastern New Orleans.

Manager Danyanna Metoyer says the thief tried to get past her, but she was stronger.

She says she and assistant manager Monique Griffin already had decided to hire Washington, but hadn't had a chance to tell him. She says they told him afterward, "You're hired. You earned it."

Police say 50-year-old Pablo Ciscart was arrested on a simple robbery charge. It wasn't clear whether he has an attorney.

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