Chick-fil-A employee branded a hero after saving woman and baby from carjacking

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By Carina Murphy

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A Florida Chick-fil-A employee has been hailed as a hero after he reportedly stopped a carjacking.

According to NBC News, fast-food worker Mykel Gordon was working at a Chick-fil-A in the Fort Walton Beach area on Wednesday afternoon (September 14) when the incident occurred.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office detailed in a Facebook statement how a woman was getting her nephew out of his car seat when 43-year-old William Branch approached her. Police alleged that the would-be carjacker was "wielding a stick", and that he "grabbed her keys and tried to take her car".

Luckily for the woman and her baby nephew, Gordon heard the screams and rushed to help.

Just as Branch climbed into the car, Gordon arrived and physically intervened. The brave Chik-fil-A worker was punched in the face by the criminal - but thankfully not seriously injured.

In cellphone video footage of the altercation, Gordon and Branch can be seen wrestling on the ground before others run over to help. Gordon then holds him down while they wait for officers to arrive.

Branch was later arrested by authorities.

"The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has charged 43-year-old William Branch of DeFuniak Springs with carjacking with a weapon and battery," authorities wrote on Facebook.

Meanwhile, the Fort Walton Beach Chick-fil-A praised Gordon in their own Facebook post, calling him a "hero".

"At Chick-fil-A our mission is to 'Serve' and today Mykel took it further……to 'Save,'" the restaurant wrote.

Many of Gordon's regular customers took to the comments section to share their own experiences with him, and praise him for his heroic actions.

"Thank you, Sir! Your actions are that of a true hero," one person wrote, adding: You are always so friendly and you actually ran down Beal Pkwy one day when I left my Choc. Chunk at the drive-thru - Seriously, you come to the rescue in so many ways!"

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"He is always so polite! Anytime I see him taking drive-through orders, I make sure to go through his line because he is always so nice, helpful, and kind! Whenever I saw the video I immediately thought of him," another added.

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Chick-fil-A employee branded a hero after saving woman and baby from carjacking

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By Carina Murphy

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A Florida Chick-fil-A employee has been hailed as a hero after he reportedly stopped a carjacking.

According to NBC News, fast-food worker Mykel Gordon was working at a Chick-fil-A in the Fort Walton Beach area on Wednesday afternoon (September 14) when the incident occurred.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office detailed in a Facebook statement how a woman was getting her nephew out of his car seat when 43-year-old William Branch approached her. Police alleged that the would-be carjacker was "wielding a stick", and that he "grabbed her keys and tried to take her car".

Luckily for the woman and her baby nephew, Gordon heard the screams and rushed to help.

Just as Branch climbed into the car, Gordon arrived and physically intervened. The brave Chik-fil-A worker was punched in the face by the criminal - but thankfully not seriously injured.

In cellphone video footage of the altercation, Gordon and Branch can be seen wrestling on the ground before others run over to help. Gordon then holds him down while they wait for officers to arrive.

Branch was later arrested by authorities.

"The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has charged 43-year-old William Branch of DeFuniak Springs with carjacking with a weapon and battery," authorities wrote on Facebook.

Meanwhile, the Fort Walton Beach Chick-fil-A praised Gordon in their own Facebook post, calling him a "hero".

"At Chick-fil-A our mission is to 'Serve' and today Mykel took it further……to 'Save,'" the restaurant wrote.

Many of Gordon's regular customers took to the comments section to share their own experiences with him, and praise him for his heroic actions.

"Thank you, Sir! Your actions are that of a true hero," one person wrote, adding: You are always so friendly and you actually ran down Beal Pkwy one day when I left my Choc. Chunk at the drive-thru - Seriously, you come to the rescue in so many ways!"

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"He is always so polite! Anytime I see him taking drive-through orders, I make sure to go through his line because he is always so nice, helpful, and kind! Whenever I saw the video I immediately thought of him," another added.

Featured Image Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy