Q13 FOX News Online
9:39 PM EDT, October 3, 2012
Bellingham police honored three Wendy's employees who recently helped stop the attempted robbery of an 80-year-old man's car.
According to police, the elderly man, who uses a walker to get around, parked his car at a Wendy's restaurant on South Samish Way in late July. As the man got of the car he was confronted by 31-year-old Reggie Williams.
Williams allegedly demanded the man's car keys and threw the victim to the ground.
Amanda Briggs, a Wendy's employee in her 20s, saw the incident and ran to the vehicle. According to police, the suspect started the car but still had his leg hanging out, so Briggs slammed the door on Williams' leg and attempted to pull him out.
As the suspect put the car in reverse, Briggs was knocked to the ground.
Two other Wendy's employess, Michael Widman and Damon-Federico Holden, witnessed the incident and ran over to help. They managed to get Williams out of the car and wrestled the man to the ground, keeping him contained until police arrived.
Williams was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and theft of a motor vehicle.
Police commended the three for their willingness to come to the aid of another and their courage. The employees were presented letters of commendation Sept. 28 at the Wendy's restaurant, the police said in a statement issued Wednesday.