Reported By Larry Flowers
MURFREESBORO, Tenn.A restaurant worker who witnessed Waffle House customers leave without paying tried to stop the suspects, but the good Samaritan ended up on a ride atop a car hood.
Teens Take Restaurant Worker On Car Hood Ride
The incident started at a Waffle House located along Old Fort Parkway on Sunday morning when police said three teenagers skipped out on paying their $24.87 tab.
Employee Brian McKnight and a friend were in the restaurant parking lot when a waitress ran out saying the teens didn't pay their bill. McKnight said the teen driver came right at him and his friend.
"They floored it and hit me, threw me onto the hood and didn't stop. I just grabbed a hold and held on," said McKnight.
While on the hood of the car, he still managed to call 911 for help.
"I'm stuck on the hood of somebody's car and I need a cop car at the corner of Highway 99 and Cason Lane immediately," said McKnight during his call to 911.
The driver sped down Cason Lane while McKnight held on for his life with a leg dangling in the air.
McKnight managed to hold onto the car for miles and talk on the phone. He said he dialed 911, put it on speaker phone and gave detailed information.
The driver, Christopher Miller, 18, finally stopped near Old Salem Highway and Saint Andrews, said police. McKnight made the teen hand over his keys once the car finally came to a stop.
Police arrived and arrested Miller and took two 17-year-olds into custody.
"No amount of money is worth losing your life over. The best thing to do is get a good description of the vehicle, and the suspects call police and let us do our jobs," said Murfreesboro Police Department Officer Kyle Evans.
Miller is charged with two counts of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.
Police called the parents of the Miller's 17-year old friend. They are trying to work on getting them to pay Waffle House the money they owe for the late-night dine and dash.
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