- The Washington Times - Friday, October 25, 2002

The truck driver who first reported the sniper suspect's vehicle to police said yesterday that he's not a hero, and that he would share any reward money he might receive with victims.
"I'd probably take it back and give it to the people who were shot," Ron Lantz said. "At least half of it, anyway."
He told CNN that he did what anyone should do in that situation.
Mr. Lantz, who drives a white truck, said he pulled into the rest stop on westbound Interstate 70 shortly before 1 a.m. yesterday, having just heard a description of the model, make and license plate of the car.
He radioed a truck driver behind him and said "That car looks kind of obvious." He then decided to call 911.
Mr. Lantz said police told him they'd be there as soon as possible, and someone else suggested he use his truck to block the entrance to the rest stop so the suspects couldn't drive out.
"I just sat there and waited, kept watching my mirrors," he said to CNN. "It was all I could do."
He and another trucker blocked the entrance.
About 20 minutes later, the place was swarming with FBI and police cars.
One television station reported that Mr. Lantz and others had previously held a prayer vigil asking that police capture the sniper.
CNN reported that he is five runs short of retirement.
Patrick Badgley

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