Dine-and-dash teens speed off from a Buffalo Wild Wings with a staff member clinging onto the car
Shocking moment when dine-and-dash teens make off with an employee clinging to the hood of their BMW
- Kayla Sherman, an Ohio Buffalo Wild Wings employee, hung on the hood of a teenage BMW after the diner-and-dashers took off at 50 mph
- Sherman tried to stop the teens who fled the restaurant after failing to pay their $115 check and ended up in the car when they tried to escape
- The BWW recalled the terrifying moments she was in the car and feared the teens would take her onto the highway where “she wouldn’t survive”
- Sherman was able to safely roll off the hood of the car and climb into a police car, while the teens were later arrested when their car got stuck.
Three teens were arrested after driving away from a Buffalo Wild Wings with a staff member clinging to the hood of their car in an attempt to prevent them from eating.
Kayla Sherman was working at Ohio’s Willoughby BWW on Nov. 20 when the teens, a 16-year-old and two 17-year-olds, ordered takeout and then ran before paying their $115 bill.
Sherman saw her colleague running after the teens and followed soon after. She moved in front of the teen’s car while her colleague tried to get the license plate number. Suddenly, the 17-year-old put the car in drive and plowed into Sherman, who got caught on the hood.
“It was definitely one of the most terrifying moments of my life,” Sherman said News 5 Cleveland. “At one point they said we’d just take you on the highway and they laughed about it, knowing my body wouldn’t be able to sustain that speed.”
Another employee hung on the door handle of the car but let go in the parking lot.
Police dashcam footage showed Sherman clinging to the car during the chase that lasted for miles until the BWW employee was able to bail out safely. The teens were arrested for aggravated larceny, petty larceny, obstruction and running from an officer.
Kayla Sherman, an Ohio Buffalo Wild Wings employee, hung on the hood of a teenage BMW after the diner-and-dashers took off at 50 mph
Sherman tried to stop the teens who fled the restaurant after failing to pay their $115 check and ended up in the car when they tried to escape
The BMW that took off with Sherman on the hood. Sherman was able to safely roll off the hood of the car and climb into a police car, while the teens were later arrested when their car got stuck.
Above is the BMW the teens attempted to dine out of
A 911 call obtained by the news outlet of Sunday’s incident revealed the moment the BWW manager called police.
Willoughby Police Det. Lieutenant John Begovic said the officer who tried to stop the teens in the BMW was careful for Sherman’s safety
“I have a person who is trying to spoil me,” the BWW manager told police. “My co-worker is currently in their car. They drive recklessly. My employee is in danger!.”
Police arrived soon after, and their dashcam footage showed the BMW pulling out of the parking lot while holding Sherman for life.
An officer followed the BMW for miles with its lights on until he turned them off to prevent the problem from escalating when the car’s speed reached 50 mph — with Sherman still clinging to his life. The officer watched as the 17-year-old spun the car down Euclid Avenue at high speed.
“They had a sunroof, they threw things out of the sunroof at me,” Sherman said.
Willoughby Police Det. Lieutenant John Begovic said Sherman was able to roll off the car as the teens headed toward Wickliffe before finally being stopped by a snow bank.
“When Wickliffe police units arrived at the scene and saw the car, the car tried to escape Wickliffe police and got stuck in a snow mountain,” Begovic said.
The teens were subsequently arrested.
A cop talks to Sherman after she rolls off the BMW
The teens were arrested for aggravated larceny, petty larceny, obstruction and running from an officer
“Nothing surprises me anymore, just when you think you’ve seen it all, something else pops up,” Begovic said.
Sherman was not injured, but is still shocked. She recalled to the news outlet that the teens threatened that they had a gun in the vehicle.
Her employee who hung on the car handle in the parking lot was also unharmed.
“I just hope the $115 check was worth all this to those girls.”