There's no better way to get yourself hired during a job interview than to prove to the company that you're going to save them money...by tackling a thief who's try to steal it.
According to The Associated Press, Devin Washington, 18, was near the end of an interview with Popeyes Famous Fried Chicken restaurant manager Danyanna Metoyer in New Orleans when a thief stole cash from a change drawer, fought with the assistant manager, and bolted for the door. Without hesitation, Metoyer sprang up and blocked the way out.
"We hadn't made hardly any money," she said. "He wasn't going to take the $300 to 400 we probably had made. We needed our money."
Despite not being hired yet, Washington felt the same way.
Unsure if the thief was armed or not, Washington — 6-foot-5, 297-pound former high school football player — came up behind him as he tried to fight off the manager and grabbed the thief's arms in a "reverse bear hug."
That's when the thief decided to give up. He was held by Washington and a cook until police arrived.
According to RollingOut.com, Washington, who was known in school for breaking up fights, said later, "It just happened. In my head I wasn’t worried about it. I was just trying to calm the situation. It was the right thing for me to do because I was raised the right way.”
As for the job interview? Washington aced it. Metoyer said the 18-year-old had already convinced her he was a good hire, but helping her nab a robber really sealed the deal.
"You're hired. You earned it," Metoyer told him.