- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 23, 2014

A Florida couple is relieved to have their daughter home after Chick-fil-A employees around the state worked to locate an employee she had run off with.

Steve and Tammy Harp discovered a note Tuesday by their daughter Kaitlyn saying said she had run off with a man she met online, 19-year-old Daniel Bridgeman, First Coast News reported.

The parents found a photo of the man online wearing a Chick-fil-A shirt, so they contacted the store near Jacksonville International Airport, which then directed her to a store in Yulee.

A Chik-fil-a manager there, Lita Fannin, posted the photo on a Facebook site for hundreds of Chick-fil-A operators to see.


Within hours, Chick-fil-A manager Elio Florin in Winter Haven recognized the employee. The manager subsequently picked the girl up and drove her back home to Jacksonville on Wednesday morning.

“Tears were shed in our driveway this morning,” Mrs. Harp told First Coast News. “[Mr. Harp] couldn’t sleep. … He could not go to bed without resting, knowing that she was home safe.

“We can’t thank them enough, we can’t thank them enough.”