The man police believe plowed into a crowd of people in Wisconsin actually ran to an unsuspecting neighbor for help, moments before he got busted — and it’s all on video.
Darrell Brooks Jr. was captured on a doorbell cam at a home less than a mile from where he allegedly mowed down parade-goers with his Ford Escape. In the video, you see Brooks pounding on the door and pleading for help, saying he’d ordered an Uber that hadn’t shown up — while asking to use the homeowner’s phone.
Crazy enough, the neighbor, Daniel Rider, actually obliged … playing Good Samaritan and inviting the guy inside, making him a sandwich, giving him a blanket and letting him make a call on his personal cell.
Before long, though, Rider says he saw cop cars outside.
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Unaware of what had just happened down the street, Rider told NBC News he started to feel nervous and asked Brooks to leave, which he did … sorta. Brooks lingered on the front porch, and when he saw the police nearby — he tried getting back inside Rider’s home.
It didn’t work out for him … the cops swooped in, and told Brooks to put his hands up, at which point he was arrested.
Brooks has since been booked on multiple charges … including 5 counts of intentional homicide, with more pending. Word is, he was actually fleeing a separate domestic disturbance when he allegedly drove through parade barricades and ran people over.
He’d recently been released from jail for a separate case he was dealing with earlier this month.