Charleston, SC teen Kieon Sharp, 18, had recently applied for a job with Brinks Security and, in an effort to better understand how the company works, took it upon himself to check out one of the company’s armored trucks. He did get a lesson, but it wasn’t quite the one he wanted.
According to a report by Yahoo News, Sharp wanted to learn more about the day-to-day responsibilities that come with driving one of Brinks Security’s armored trucks, so he walked up to one and knocked on the window. Instead of getting the lesson he wanted, the lesson he ended up learning is not to knock on the window of an armored car.
The driver of the vehicle mistakenly thought that Sharp was carrying a weapon and was attempting to rob the car, so he promptly called the police. Instead of letting Sharp go, however, police held him behind bars for several hours.
Unsurprisingly, the police didn’t find any sort of weapon on Sharp – all they found was a few job applications he was carrying around with him.
“He banged on the window and that scared the driver,” Charleston Police Sgt. Bobby Eggleton said of the incident. “You don’t approach those guys very often. They are on high alert because they carry a large amount of cash.”
Sharp may not be getting that security job he wanted, but upon his release Eggleton offered him a job application with the city’s street department.
Knocking on the window of the armored car may not be the best idea in hindsight, but you have to hand it to Sharp for taking initiative in learning about the jobs he’s applying for.
Source: Yahoo News
[Image credit: Chris Dorst/Charleston Gazette]