What started as a robbery of an Augusta restaurant turned into a job offer.
Diablo’s Southwest Grill was robbed around 4 a.m. on Saturday (April 3). Carl Wallace, who has owned the restaurant for nearly a decade, told CNN that he was angry and frustrated at first, before feeling bad for the person who committed the crime. He added that forgiveness seemed like the appropriate response, especially during Easter weekend.
Wallace shared photos on Facebook following the break-in, which garnered thousands of reactions and hundreds of comments.
“Our burritos are such a smash hit we’ve got people breaking in at 4am for their fix. So if ya see our door looking hurricane fabulous at Wheeler Rd this is why.
To the would be robber who is clearly struggling with life decisions or having money issues... please swing by for a job application. There are better opportunities out there than this path you’ve chosen. My personal cell is 706-513-3557. No police, no questions. Let’s sit down and talk about how we could help you and fix the road you’re on. Sincerely Carl”
He added Sunday (April 4) that he "never imagined what started out as a frustrating day, would turn into an international news story. The outpouring of love from our hometown and now the world to our story has left us all speechless. Love, kindness, forgiveness will always be a better solution (than) hate."
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