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The suspect in the massacre in Waukesha, Wisconsin that killed five people and injured many more after driving a car into a Christmas parade was caught on Ring camera asking for help after the tragedy.
Darrell Brooks knocked on the door of the home of Daniel Rider around 20 minutes after the incident asking for help getting his Uber, Fox News reported.
“Hey, I called an Uber and I’m supposed to be waiting for it over here but I don’t know when it’s coming, can you call it for me please?” the man, believe to be Brooks, is seen and heard saying. “I’m homeless.”
The homeowner said he was watching football in his home when he heard the man and he did allow him inside.
“All of a sudden, I look outside my street and I see a few cop cars drive by and I’m getting extra nervous,” he said.
He said he asked the man to leave his home and he did, but came back later saying he left his identification in the house.
But it was then that police arrived and arrested Brooks.
“Hands up! Put your hands where I can see them!” an officer said.
“Whoa, whoa, whoa!” the suspect said as he raised his hands and surrendered.
In another portion of the footage, the homeowner appears to open his front door to interact with one of the responding officers.
“Hey, do you know this guy?” the officer asks.
“Absolutely not,” he says.
Rider said that his neighbor was the one who called police.
Rider’s girlfriend, Katrina Reigh, told Fox News Digital on Tuesday that Rider had given Brooks a jacket and a sandwich while he was inside his home.
“He was just trying to be a Good Samaritan. He said, if he had known what was going on down the block of course he never would have let him in or anything like that. Just crazy,” his girlfriend said.
“I guess I was just kind of worried for Daniel’s safety. He was talking to the police so I couldn’t get ahold of him at first,” she said. “And I had been getting texts from my parents at that point telling me what had happened at the parade and I know we live so close. I thought, ‘What are the chances that this is the guy?’ But it was.”
“He was very polite to Daniel,” she said of Brooks. “I think Daniel said the hardest thing that he’s realizing is, that guy had just killed however many people and he was so polite, and kind of calm.”
Fox News reported:
A 39-year-old career criminal will face multiple homicide counts after allegedly plowing through a Christmas parade on Sunday in Waukesha, Wisconsin, killing five people and injuring at least 48 others, Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said Monday.
Darrell Brooks acted alone and was fleeing a domestic dispute that occurred moments before he drove through the crowd, according to police.
“He drove right through the barricades and the officers,” Thompson said at a press conference on Monday. “When an officer tried to engage and stop the threat, he still continued through the crowd.”
Thompson emphasized that this was not a terrorist attack and authorities don’t believe that Brooks knew anyone in the parade.
Waukesha District Attorney Susan L. Opper said she expects to file homicide charges against Brooks when he appears in court on Tuesday, and bail should be set so high that he can’t get out of jail before trial.
She said that she wants the bail set so high that Brooks cannot pay it.
“We don’t have ‘held without bail’ in Wisconsin, but we will expect to be asking for high cash bail, significant cash bail so that, for all intents and purposes, they don’t have the ability to post it because it’s so much money,” she said.