Video Shows Quick-Thinking Chick-Fil-A Customer Help Cops Apprehend An Escaping Suspect

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A quick-thinking Chick-fil-A customer was captured on camera helping cops during an intense moment. The video has gone viral on social media.

The Jacksonville Police Department is singing the praises of a “hangry but helpful” Chick-fil-A customer after the man’s quick-thinking helped them apprehend an escaping suspect in Jacksonville, Texas. It all began when officers attempted to apprehend a suspect, who they say was driving a stolen vehicle. The man jumped from the car to escape the police. Taking off on foot, he ran into the parking lot of a Chick-fil-A, but he wouldn’t get far.

Thinking he could easily escape, the suspect tried to run between the line of cars waiting in the Chick-fil-A drive-thru with officers from the Jacksonville Police Department in hot pursuit. He’d soon find out, however, that was a big mistake when an unnamed customer, who was waiting in the drive-thru when the incident unfolded, wasted no time flying into action — and it was all caught on video.

As the suspect sprinted from a Jacksonville Police Department officer, crisscrossing between the line of cars queued in the drive-thru while being chased, he was spotted by an onlooker in a white truck, who was waiting in line for his chicken sandwich, according to KLTV.

Instinctively, the quick-thinking customer waited until just the right moment, then he threw open his truck door. That was all it took to stop the suspect in his tracks. After being door-checked by the good Samaritan, the suspect took a tumble as he was struck by the vehicle’s door. An officer then used the opportunity to pounce on the suspect as he fell to the ground.

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