POSTED: Friday, July 5, 2013 - 10:55am
UPDATED: Friday, July 5, 2013 - 10:55am
A store customer works with employees to capture a convicted rapist who police say escaped from an Ohio prison.
A store camera captures the heroic move as a customer at the olivesburg general store tackles James Myers, a convicted sexual predator who escaped wednesday night from the Mansfield Correctional Institution.
We had a wanted picture right there at the register and I was looking at it all throughout the day.
Greg Galloway was scooping ice cream at the store when the escapee walked in.
I see this guy come up to the register and I'm like double glancing at him you know and I'm like is that him?
And I finally see the customer and he says yeah that's guy. And we kind of went over the and he managed to call the cops.
And Lydia Miller tells me she sold Myers a cup of tea, Snickers, and a lighter. Miller says Myers told them his car broke down and he needed a phone to call a tow truck.
"Yeah, I knew who he was. I was just trying to stay calm and try not to show that I know that this is the guy they're looking for."
The employees still in shock that the escapee ended up in their store and that they helped capture him.
And I started shaking and I just shook the entire time until the cops got here.