Video: Chick-fil-A customer whips open truck door to stop fleeing suspect

A police officer was then able to quickly tackle the suspect

By Zak Wellerman
Tyler Morning Telegraph, Texas

JACKSONVILLE, Texas — While waiting in line for a Chick-fil-A meal in Jacksonville, one hungry customer ended up doing much more than leaving with a chicken sandwich and waffle fries.

His truck door helped stop a man who was evading police.

The customer was waiting in the drive-thru line Wednesday afternoon when a man running from police came toward his vehicle.

Jacksonville police said on Facebook that their officer were trying to stop the man in connection with a stolen vehicle.

The man ran through the parking lot of the new restaurant location when the customer used his truck door to stop the suspect.

"The suspect was quickly apprehended after the 'HANGRY' (but helpful) citizen reminded the suspect as to why you should never run from the police," Jacksonville police said in its Facebook post.


Today, Jacksonville Police Officers attempted to stop a man in a stolen vehicle. The suspect ran through the Chick-Fil-A...

Posted by Jacksonville TX Police Department on Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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