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Homeowner Apparently Made Snack for Parade Suspect

Video reportedly shows Darrell Brooks knocking on door after crash, asking for help with Uber
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2021 11:39 AM CST

(Newser) – Doorbell video has emerged related to the Waukesha parade crash, and it appears to show suspected driver Darrell Brooks knocking on the door of a nearby home shortly after the tragedy and asking for help getting an Uber. Watch the video via NBC News. In it, a man identified as Brooks knocks on the door of a home about 5pm, around 20 minutes after the crash. "I called an Uber and I'm supposed to be waiting for it over here, but I don't know when it's coming," says the man, shivering in short sleeves. "Can you call it for me please? I'm homeless."

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Homeowner Daniel Rider tells the network he was watching football at the time and had yet to hear of what happened at the parade, roughly a half-mile away. Rider says he invited Brooks inside and even made him a sandwich. However, he says when police began passing by, he grew nervous and asked Brooks to leave, which he did. However, video shows that Brooks is soon knocking on the door again, saying he needed his ID. (Local station TMJ4 has this portion on YouTube.) A neighbor called police, and the video shows officers arriving and ordering Brooks to put his hands up. He complies, saying, "Whoa, whoa, whoa." (Four of the five people killed in the crash were in the "Dancing Grannies" group.)

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