Brooks sought help from local resident Daniel Rider, pretending to be homeless, waiting for Uber, which hasn’t arrived yet. The man, totally unaware of the massacre a few blocks down, gave him food, clothes and let him use his phone. Shortly after, he saw the police circling the neighborhood, which made him suspicious.
Brooks Was Arrested in Front of the House
Rides asked Brooks to leave his house, which he did. After one of the neighbors called the police, Brooks wanted to return inside and started pounding on the door, saying that he had forgotten his ID inside. This time, Rider didn’t open. Soon after that, the police officers surrounded Brooks, and the smart doorbell video shows him raising his hands up.
The Whole Event Was Captured on Video
The timestamp on the video shows that the footage was taken just after 5 p.m, about 20 minutes after the massacre at the parade a few blocks down. Rider was unaware of the incident, as he had just returned from a hunting trip.