A job interview was in progress when a thief grabbed cash from the till at a fast food restaurant. The manager conducting the interview then blocked the door, and the applicant grabbed the thief’s arms.

Eighteen-year-old Devin Washington got the robber — and the job — at a Popeyes Famous Fried Chicken restaurant in eastern New Orleans.

The manager said the robber asked the cashier to change a dollar, “and just reached over the counter and stuck his hand in the change drawer.”

An assistant manager grabbed the man’s arm, but he broke away from her and headed for the door.

The manager was there to block him. The job applicant said he didn’t know whether the man had a gun, but wasn’t scared.

They held the thief until police arrived.

The 50-year-old suspect was arrested on a simple robbery charge.

The manager already had decided to hire Mr. Washington, and told him afterward, “You’re hired. You earned it.”

(Fox News)