McDonald’s Worker Jumps From Drive-Thru Window to Save Cop’s Life

One employee at a Florida McDonald’s is being lauded for helping an off-duty police officer in medical distress
“If I needed to die to save that woman, I would have done it,” employee Pedro Viloria told ABC News.

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“If I needed to die to save that woman, I would have done it,” employee Pedro Viloria told ABC News.

Not all heroes wear capes — some wear cashier’s uniforms. Pedro Villoria, an employee at a McDonald’s in Doral, Florida, is being applauded for his quick thinking and decisive action in helping to save the life of an off-duty police officer who fell unconscious while in line at the drive-thru.

The entire alarming incident was caught on surveillance video. Viloria, 22, immediately knew something was wrong when — from behind the safety glass of the drive-thru window — he saw that the off-duty police officer who had just ordered food was struggling to breathe.

"I thought immediately something's going wrong with that woman now, and I got to do something to help her," he told ABC News. “I see she's, like, inflating her neck, like trying to breathe, like 'ahh,' and basically I thought something was going wrong."

The surveillance camera shows the car alarmingly moving forward while the driver was apparently unconscious in the front seat — with the officer’s two children in the back seat, screaming. Viloria immediately jumped into “hero mode,” leapt through the open window, checked on the customer, and immediately called for help. Thankfully, another customer inside was a paramedic and was able to provide immediate assistance.


“I think I speak for our McDonald’s family when I say how proud we are of Pedro,” a McDonald’s representative said in a press statement. “He is an excellent employee, so it didn’t surprise me that he took immediate action and jumped through a window to help save this woman.”