- Carl Wallace woke up one morning to find the front door of his restaurant smashed due to a robbery incident
- The businessman decided against pressing charges and instead offered the man a job to help change his path
- The compassionate man said he was not going to ask him questions nor involve the police as he only wanted to help
A restaurant owner has left many impressed after offering a job opportunity to a person that attempted to rob his business premises.
Carl Wallace, who owns a restaurant in Georgia called Diablo's Southwest Grill, decided against pressing charges on the burglar but instead wanted to help him out.
The restaurant was broken into on Easter weekend, a time Carl was also celebrating turning 45, with CCTV footage showing the man dressed in a hooded tracksuit.
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The thief then used a brick to break the restaurant front door before taking out the cash register only to find there was no cash.
Sharing the photos from the CCTV footage on the restaurant's Facebook account, Carl directly sent the message to the robber asking him to swing by for a job application.
The hotelier noted that there were better things he could do instead of robbing people and left his personal number for him to call.
"No police, no questions. Let’s sit down and talk about how we could help you and fix the road you’re on."
Many who came across the post praised the businessman for his compassion noting the thief could have made a poor decision due to struggles in life.
Here are some of the messages:
Brittany Thomas wrote:
"Sometimes people make poor decisions but, no one was physically hurt. Based on the way you publicly responded to this incident, I'll be sure to visit Diablo's more often."
Liz Bellmer commented:
"I know what I’m having for lunch....as a small business owner who recently had to close my doors because of loss of revenue due to COVID, I appreciate your civility and your way of seeing this. We need more people like you who try to put a positive spin on crappy situations. Positivity should always win."
Aiesha Denise said:
"I have always eaten at the Diablo’s in North Augusta (closest to me) but I will make it my business to eat at your location starting today for such a gracious, merciful and classy response! Continue letting God lead and guide you!!"
Amanda Drummond Brassell wrote:
"I already loved Diablo's Southwest Grill, but the way you handled this situation is a testimony of how awesome you guys really are."
In other news, what many may have only heard about in tales happened in reality and gained media attention. A young man, Athit Kin Khunthud, on Monday, March 22, was found sleeping in the house he had gained access into to rob.
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The house owner, Jiam Prasert, in the province of Phetchabun woke up to the sight of a man fast asleep in his house.