A McDonald’s employee saved the life of an off-duty police officer by jumping through the restaurant’s drive-thru window when she suddenly lost consciousness.
Pedro Viloria was about to hand the woman her order at the branch in Doral, Florida, when he noticed she had irregular breathing.
The off-duty policewoman, who had her two children in the back of the car, suddenly lost consciousness causing her foot to slip off the brakes engaging the car to roll forward.
CCTV footage reveals Mr. Viloria springing into action as he jumps onto the counter and propels himself out of the window.
According to CBS Miami, Mr. Viloria asked the children to call the police and went to seek out help from inside the restaurant.
“I didn’t really think twice about jumping through the window” Mr. Viloria told WPLG. “When I saw her grabbing her throat, then gasping for air. I knew something was wrong.”
It was reported that Mr. Viloria found two firefighters having breakfast and an off-duty paramedic in the restaurant. They assisted the woman before she was taken to hospital, where she was said to be in a critical condition on Tuesday.
Miami-Dade Police Department revealed no further information about her condition.
A McDonald’s spokesperson said: “First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with the officer and her family during this difficult time. I think I speak for the entire McDonald’s family when I say how proud we are of Pedro.
“He is an excellent employee, so it didn’t surprise me that he took immediate action by jumping through a window to help save this woman. And he was not the only member of the team that played a pivotal role in ensuring she received the medical attention she needed. A second employee, who asked to remain unnamed, assisted with CPR. Their quick thinking and actions were crucial in that moment.”