43-year old William Branch was arrested following the incident.
A heroic Chick-fil-A employee sprang into action and rescued a woman with a baby from an alleged carjacking this week.
According to The Orlando Sentinel – The incident in Fort Walton Beach in Florida’s panhandle was detailed on the sheriff’s office Facebook page Wednesday that commended the “brave employee” who “rushed to help a screaming woman holding a baby this afternoon after a man grabbed her keys and tried to take her car.”
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office wrote about the incident on their Facebook page.
A young employee outside a Fort Walton Beach area restaurant rushed to help a screaming woman holding a baby this afternoon after a man grabbed her keys and tried to take her car.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged 43-year old William Branch of DeFuniak Springs with carjacking with a weapon and battery.
The victim was getting the infant out of her car at a restaurant at 743 Beal Parkway when she says Branch approached her wielding a stick and demanding her keys.
He then grabbed the keys from the waistband of her pants, opened her car door, and got inside.
When the victim began screaming for help an employee at Chick-fil-A ran to intervene. Branch punched the young man in the face but the second victim was not seriously injured.
The employee says Branch had been involved in another incident shortly before the carjacking attempt.
The Okaloosa Sheriff’s Office later posted the video online.
A Chick-fil-A employee in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, sprang into action to help a woman with a baby who was being carjacked.
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) September 14, 2022