An attempted robbery was prevented at a Wendy’s in California after a man hit the thief on the head with a chair, reports said.
(Yuba City Police Department)
A man is being heralded a hero after he stopped a Christmas robbery at a Wendy s in California by the beech of the thief on the head with a chair, reports said.
The knife-wielding suspect, whose face was covered, he pushed his way to the front of the line in the fast food restaurant on Monday night, demanding money from the cashier, Yuba City police officials told The Sacramento Bee.
A viewer with the name Daniel told Fox 40 that he saw the man “waving a knife” to the employee, and then turn to someone next to him and says, “They will take care of you in a minute.”
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“And when I got the chair on his head,” Daniel said.
The bystander, who told the outlet he had training as an Air Force security policeman, said he saw the thief weapon and acted because he didn’t want this to turn into someone’s Christmas memorial.”
“And yes, it was around that time, I took a few steps with that big chair in my hand and brought it down on his head,” Daniel told Fox 40.
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The police said the suspect against the ground, before it walked out the door and into a white limousine, The Sacramento Bee reported.
“I am sure that it didn’t feel good … he didn’t even try to continue what he was doing, Yuba City Police Department, Lt. Jim Runyen told the outlet.
Employees at the Wendy’s welcomed Daniel as a hero, saying: “He has helped us instead of standing back and watching,” Fox 40 reported.
But Daniel told the outlet that he would “like to think that someone would do something like that.”