Little Rock Chick-fil-A carjacking victim 'thankful no one was seriously injured'

Chick-Fil-A carjacking victim talks about incident

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A carjacking victim was caught off guard Wednesday while in line for Chick-fil-A in West Little Rock.

23-year-old Adrian Harris was in the drive through lane at Chick-fil-A on her lunch break when a man frantically ran up to her and demanded she get out of her car. At the time, she said she didn't know what was happening, but she's thankful no one was seriously injured.

"So when I look back up I see him. I'm like wait a minute, where did you come from? And he was like 'get out of the car' and I start laughing. I said no um he said 'get out.' Is this a joke? I thought that happened only in movies," Harris said. "I hope he gets the help that he needs. I don't wish anything bad upon him. I hope that you know that people will learn from what happened. That it doesn't matter where you are, you've gotta be aware of your surroundings."

Police arrested 22-year-old Rudy Avila at the Home Depot on Chenal Parkway Wednesday afternoon. Police handcuffed him and took him to the patrol car, but Avila ran away, slipping out of his handcuffs.

He then ran towards the Chick-fil-A drive through, forced a woman out of her car, and tried to drive away. Officers ordered him to stop before he drove towards Little Rock Police Officer Ralph Breshears.

Officer Brashears said he feared for his life, so he fired several shots, hitting Avila in the arm. Brashears is on administrative leave and charges against Avila are pending upon his release from the hospital.

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