Charleston, South Carolina. Debbie Dills, a florist and minister who works in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, was driving to work along U.S. 74 when she spotted Roof in his black Hyundai Elantra heading west. Something about his car seemed familiar to her, she told ABC News. “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 told the Shelby Star on Thursday afternoon. “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?”
Wow, will have more.Tip from Kings Mountain florists led to Roof's arrest. #CharlestonShooting http://t.co/GRmGMfNWJ5 pic.twitter.com/DaTFXKevb2— Gabe Whisnant (@GabeWhisnant) June 18, 2015When Dills called her boss for advice around 10:30 a.m., Roof had already put 245 miles between him and Charleston in the 14 hours since the manhunt for him began. Dills' boss, Todd Frady, kept her on one line as he called police in Kings Mountain on another. Kings Mountain police then called the police in Shelby, the town Dills and Roof were passing on Highway 74."I was scared," Dills told NBC News. "I felt bad. I felt really weird. I felt like it was him, but I didn't want it to b... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/18/debbie-dills-dylann-roof_n_7616812.html
WTOPFlorist spots Hyundai at light, helps catch shooting suspectWTOPJerry Tessneer, a patrol captain with Kings Mountain Police Department, confirmed that Dills was the tipster who helped capture the suspect. After the ordeal, Dills went to work at Frady's Florists in Kings Mountain, where she was besieged by visitors ...and more »... http://wtop.com/national/2015/06/florist-spots-hyundai-at-light-helps-catch-shooting-suspect-2/
KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. — Debbie Dills thought the black Hyundai next to her at a stoplight looked familiar — it had a South Carolina tag and a white decal on the front. Her heart raced when she saw the driver, the bowlcut-wearing white man who authorities say killed nine people in a black church in Charleston.
Police say her quick thinking helped bring 21-year-old Dylann Roof into custody after an intense, nearly daylong manhunt.
She called it a matter of “divine intervention.”
Dills was running late on her way to work in Kings Mountain, N.C., when she noticed the car at a stoplight on Highway 74. The news reports from the night before hit home for Dills, a part-time minister of music at a Baptist church, and left her devastated on the way to work. She said she sang religious hymns and prayed for the victims along the way.
The car looked familiar. “At first I thought, nah, it couldn’t be,” Dills said. “I didn’t want to overreact.”
But after she looked into the car and saw the driver, she... http://cjonline.com/news/2015-06-19/florist-spots-hyundai-light-helps-catch-south-carolina-shooting-suspect