McDonald's Worker Saves Off-Duty Officer


McDonald’s should probably think about giving one of its Florida cashiers a raise.

On Tuesday morning, Pedro Viloria, a worker who mans the drive-thru, jumped through the ordering window at a McDonald’s in Doral, Fla., to help a woman who suddenly became unconscious while operating her vehicle.

Viloria was stationed at his post behind the drive-thru window when a woman — who turned out to be an off-duty Miami-Dade police officer —pulled up in an SUV to order breakfast for herself and her two children. After preparing the order, Viloria returned to the window and noticed that the driver was struggling to breathe.

Soon after, the woman lost consciousness, her foot slipped from the brake, and her SUV began to roll down the drive-thru lane.

Viloria, who witnessed the woman falling unconscious, says he immediately went into “hero mode” and jumped through the restaurant’s drive-thru window. Surveillance footage also shows Viloria pulling the off-duty officer from the SUV as it rolled forward.

A second McDonald’s employee, along with paramedics who were in the restaurant, helped to revive the woman at the scene. She was then taken to the hospital for additional treatment. 

Ted Garcia

Ted Garcia

Ted Garcia is co-host of San Diego's Morning News on News Radio KOGO AM 600 in San Diego. Read more


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