|Debbie Dills who made the call that led to Charleston killer Dylann Roof's arrest.|
Dills and her boss, Todd Frady (both pictured above), made the initial calls around 10:35 a.m. that led to the arrest of suspected shooter Dylann Roof in Shelby, according to local reports.
|Charleston killer Dylann Roof's car surrounded by police.|
Dills had been following the news surrounding the tragedy that struck Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., the night before, and recognized the car and Roof's bowl haircut when she passed him on the highway.
"I saw the pictures of him with the bowl cut. I said, 'I've seen that car for some reason.' I look over, and it's got a South Carolina tag on it," Dills said. "I thought, 'Nah, that's not his car.' Then, I got closer and saw that haircut. I was nervous. I had the worst feeling. Is that him or not him?"
So she called her boss for advice.
Frady said he made a call to officer Shane Davis of the Kings Mountain Police Department, who relayed to Shelby Police that the suspect's black Hyundai Elantra was traveling west on the highway.
People are so funny,why would she call her boss to ask what to do when the simple thing to do is to call the police? That extra moment she wasted could have proved very decisive! What if she lost him as a result of that lapse?
Source: Shelby Star