Police reported that a bread delivery man successfully stopped a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Georgia Saturday morning.

Joseph Chilton was delivering bread to the Hardee’s in Ellenwood Saturday morning when he noticed the robbery attempt and jumped into action.

According to Fox News,

A man was trying to rob a Georgia Hardee’s when he was shot and wounded in an exchange of gunfire with a hero bread deliveryman who sprung into action when he saw the robbery taking place, according to a report.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution cited police as saying that the suspect, Damario Parrish, was wounded after a “short gun battle” with Joseph Chilton, who interrupted the robbery as he was delivering bread to the Hardee’s in Ellenwood Saturday morning.

The Clayton County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that Chilton noticed something was wrong when he observed employees running out the back door and heard a woman screaming for help.

Moments earlier Parrish had jumped the counter, pointed a gun at a female employee and demanded cash, the news release said.

According to a news release, “Chilton ran back to his truck to get a firearm and ran back in to help the female in distress. Chilton ended up shooting Parrish twice, but Parrish managed to flee the scene.”

After a brief exchange of gunfire with Kentrell, the suspect fled, but not before being shot twice by the bread delivery man, Atlanta News reported.

Saturday afternoon, investigators traced Kentrell to a home in Conley on Jewell Terrace Road. Kentrell refused to come out, so officials say they activated the Clayton County SWAT team. Before the team could get there, Kentrell surrendered.

“Deputies are now watching Parrish at a local hospital where he is being treated for gunshot wounds so that he will be healthy enough to face the wall at Georgia’s toughest para-military jail, ‘The Hill-ton,’” the news release said.

The news release said that Sheriff Victor Hill was so impressed with Chilton for “defending those who could not defend themselves” that he made him an honorary deputy and inducted him into the Sheriff’s Posse Hall of Fame.

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