An off-duty Pizza Hut employee scared away not one but three armed robbers and thus thwarted the robbery. Demetrius Carnegie was visiting his sister at the Philadelphia Pizza Hut branch where they both work and that’s when the three suspects stormed with handguns and started demanding money. Instead of complying with the robbers he fought back and same angered suspects and they leaped over the counter and started threatening everyone with weapons. The same didn’t deter Carnegie and he pushed them back and flipped shelves of pizza boxes over them. “Through my head, it was just ‘go into security mode’ and take care of what I gotta take care of,” Carnegie told Fox 29. “Honestly, didn’t know if they were real or not but I had to take my chance because anything can happen after they got the money so,” he explained.
The whole ordeal was captured by the surveillance camera and the video was released by Philadelphia Police Department. In the video, one can see how Carnegie tackles one of the gun-toting suspects and then one of them pushes Carnegie but still, he manages to shove the robber back towards the counter and pushes over the shelves. “The guy had a heart. He fought three of them off and then they just ran out, ” one of the workers told Fox29.
Here is the video:
The suspects fled the scene without any money and without firing or injuring anyone. The local police are still in search of the suspects and described them as armed and dangerous and they also advised those who can identify them to contact authorities. What are your views on the failed robbery and the worker’s heroic actions? Let us know in the comments below.