VIDEO: Armed robbery attempt at Pizza Hut thwarted by employee
PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Philadelphia Police are looking for three suspects who attempted to rob a Pizza Hut location before their attempt was thwarted by an employee.
FOX 29's Dave Schratwieser spoke exclusively with the employee.
When three suspects with guns jumped the counter at a Pizza Hut in Germantown last week trying to rob the place, they got a little more than they bargained for from employee Demetrius Carnegie.
"Through my head it was just go into security mode and take care of what I gotta take care of," he told FOX 29.
Demetrius was actually off duty and had just stopped by to visit his sister who also works there. He went into the attack mode to fight off the three gunmen as they terrorized his sister and fellow employees with those guns.
"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.
Surveillance cameras captured Demetrius knock the one robber backwards while another robber appeared ready to shoot.
"At any given time at least one was pointing a weapon at him. They were demanding money. He did not stop," Lt. Daniel Brooks of Northwest Detectives said.
At one point, Demetrius shoved an entire rack of pizza boxes down on top of the teenage bandits. They had enough, jumped the counter and fled as startled employees looked on.
Kaashio Mustafa works alongside our hero some days. He wasn't surprised by his coworker's courage, but thankful he stepped up and protected everyone.
"The guy had heart. He fought three of them off and then they just ran out," he said.
Anyone with information about the incident or the suspects is asked to contact police.