'Opportunity to try to reach them': Restaurant owner mentors, employs group of teens who caused trouble

A restaurant owner who noticed teens throwing rocks and bottles at cars didn't call police. Instead, he offered them jobs.


A group of six teens who were throwing bottles and rocks at cars found themselves at a crossroads.

That's when restaurant owner Barry Washington approached them. Instead of calling police, he offered them jobs.

They all accepted.

"They were out here, and that was the opportunity to try to reach them," Washington said of the November incident.

Some of them have been working at his restaurant, Barry's Cheesesteaks, while others have been helping him open a nearby business.

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