Moment Waukesha killer Darrell Brooks tries to enter office before heading to man’s front porch

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This is the moment accused Waukesha parade killer Darrell Brooks attempted to break into an office building then fled to a nearby porch where he begged to be let in before his arrest.

Jurors were shown the footage on the eleventh day of Brooks’ trial, and heard testimony from the man who let him into his home after the accused killer said he was homeless and begged to be let in to call an Uber.

Daniel Rider was unaware of the incident at the Christmas parade and let Brooks in thinking he was homeless – and even gave him a coat to wear and a sandwich to eat.

Brooks, 40, eventually left the porch, but returned minutes later asking to be let in again before cops finally cornered and arrested him.

Brooks is representing himself in the trial where he stands charged with murdering six people by ploughing an SUV through a Christmas parade in Wisconsin last November.

Daniel Rider testifies in court about how Darrell Brooks knocked on his door and begged to be let in to warm up and call an Uber

Daniel Rider testifies in court about how Darrell Brooks knocked on his door and begged to be let in to warm up and call an Uber

Brooks listens to testimony during the eleventh day of his trial. He is accused of murdering six people by driving an SUV through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, in November 2021

Brooks listens to testimony during the eleventh day of his trial. He is accused of murdering six people by driving an SUV through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, in November 2021

The footage of Brooks’ arrest was captured by the Ring Doorbell on Rider’s front porch. 

It showed Brooks in a red t-shirt approach Rider’s door and knock on it several times while shivering in the cold. 

When Rider answered the door, Brooks began pleading with him to let him borrow a phone to call a car. 

‘Hey, can I call the Uber?’ he could be heard saying, gesturing at the road behind him. ‘I’m supposed to be waiting for it over here but can you call it for me please? I’m homeless.’

Rider and could then be seen stepping out onto the porch with Brooks – now wearing a jacket – as he talked on the phone and looked up and down the road.

The footage then cut to Brooks after he’d left and returned to Rider’s porch, where he knocked on the door again and said he forgot his ID and wanted to be let back in.

Rider refused, and moments later police descended on the porch and arrested Brooks.

Rider said he was not aware of the incident which had occurred at the nearby Christmas parade, and let Brooks into his home thinking he was in genuine need of help

Rider said he was not aware of the incident which had occurred at the nearby Christmas parade, and let Brooks into his home thinking he was in genuine need of help

Testifying in court, Rider said he was unaware of the events which had taken place at the nearby parade, and let Brooks in because he appeared in need of help in the cold weather. 

‘There was a man who rang my Ring doorbell, said he was homeless and cold and needed my phone,’ he said, noting Brooks was wearing only jeans, a t-shirt, and that he had no shoes on.

‘He was on my porch for about a minute,’ Rider said. ‘He said he didn’t have any weapons. I let him inside. He could come and warm up.’ 

Once inside Rider offered his phone, and he said Brooks appeared to call his mother. 

‘I gave him a sandwich and offered slippers,’ he said. ‘I heard him say ‘mama’ a lot, and she called my phone back after and left a message.’

Rider said Brooks appeared ‘flustered,’ but that he never felt he was a danger.    

‘He was grateful and thankful,’ Rider said, explaining that Brook said ”thanks for showing me, love man.”

‘The person at my door was very polite. I didn’t feel in danger. I don’t think he ever asked for a jacket and sandwich. I offered them to him.’

‘The suspect came back a minute later, asking to come back inside and that he left his ID,’ Rider said. ‘I went back in to look for it but didn’t let him back inside. There was nothing left in my house.’

Brooks listens to testimony during his trial on Monday. He has opted to represent himself in court

Brooks listens to testimony during his trial on Monday. He has opted to represent himself in court

Footage shows Brooks trying to break into the Aires Industries office complex, a short distance from where his battered red SUV broke free from cops after the parade rampage

Footage shows Brooks trying to break into the Aires Industries office complex, a short distance from where his battered red SUV broke free from cops after the parade rampage

The jury was also shown footage of Brooks rattling the doors of the Aires Industries office complex, a short distance from where his battered red SUV broke free from cops after the parade rampage.

Erin Cordes – who had attended the Christmas parade – testified about how Brooks stumbled out of a hedge of bushes near the office building and asked her to borrow her phone.

‘It appeared he came from out behind two houses,’ she said. ‘It was a windy cold night. He was shivering, had a red shirt on and no shoes.’ 

‘We were both pretty much on edge at that point after the parade,’ Cordes said.

She said Brooks insisted he wasn’t trying to hurt them, and that he just wanted to use a phone. 

‘I’m not going to hurt you,’ Cordes said Brooks explained. ‘I just need to use your phone.’ 

She said Brooks appeared to call his mother, and then asked where he could warm up. Soon after he was seen on the Aires Industries security footage briefly trying to break in before walking off.





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