McDonald’s Employee Jumped from Drive-Thru Window to Save Officer in Distress
A quick-thinking McDonald’s employee jumped into action when he saw one of his drive-through customers in distress with children in the car.
Pedro Viloria wasn’t expecting to help save a life while working at McDonald’s. But that’s just what happened recently when one of his drive-through customers had a medical emergency. When the car pulled up to the window, Viloria noticed that something was wrong.
The woman – who turned out to be an off-duty police officer – began showing signs of not being able to breathe and then lost consciousness. That’s when her foot slipped off the brake and her car began rolling forward – with her two frightened children in the car. The surveillance footage shows Pedro take a split second before jumping out of the window after the run-away car. Thankfully, a fire paramedic happened to be entering the store at the time of the incident and quickly ran to help along with several customers and other employees.
WATCH: McDonald’s Employee Jumped Into Action
The restaurant’s owner released a statement congratulating Viloria:
“First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with the officer and her family during this difficult time. I think I speak for our McDonald’s family when I say how proud we are of Pedro. He is an excellent employee, so it didn’t surprise me that he took immediate action and jumped through a window to help save this woman. And he was not the only member of the team that played a pivotal role in ensuring she received the medical attention she needed. A second employee, who asked to remain unnamed, assisted with CPR. Their quick thinking and action were everything in that moment.”
Pedro was also recently recognized by the Miami-Dade County Mayor, Carlos Gimenez, for has act of heroism:
“Your actions saved the life of one of our officers for the Miami-Dade Police Department”
Well done to all of those who stepped up to help this woman and her children!
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