Thomas DuCharme Jr., the Erie McDonald's owner and operator, told GoErie.com that the drive-through attendant recognized Stephens and immediately called state police. Stephens said in a separate video on Facebook on Sunday that he had already killed a dozen others. It was just the latest instance of crime footage being shared on social media.
Police would not speculate on what was behind the killing, but videos Stephens posted showed him talking about losing everything he had to gambling and trouble with his girlfriend.
Pennsylvania State Police say troopers acting on a tip spotted Stephens' vehicle Tuesday in Erie, in Pennsylvania's northwest corner, and began a brief chase. Detectives spoke with the suspect on Sunday by cellphone and tried to persuade him to surrender, police said.
Police set up a manhunt for him five states: Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania. "I snapped, I just snapped", Stephens said.
But much of those 45 hours that Steve Stephens spent as the hunted may never be known....questions like...who helped him?...where did he stay?....and how did he get from Cleveland to Erie undetected?
Based on that suspicion, Ducharme said he pulled the young woman who was working the front drive-thru window out and approached the suspect through the window with his supervisor.
"I love him and I forgive him". They received almost 400 tips. "Is there anything you wanna say to me?'" she said. Police then launched a nationwide manhunt for Stephens, who ended his life by shooting himself on Tuesday after being pursued by police, according to Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams.
"We don't hate you, but you took something from us", Godwin's daughter Tammy Godwin said.
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Originating from the German word "Oster" (New Life Renewal), Easter is the culmination of over two months of dedicated worship. Another local resident, Twinkle Tom, went for a 3am mass at St Mary's Church in Oud Metha and then returned home.
Tonya R. Godwin-Baines and Debbie D. Godwin said they know Lane did nothing wrong and wanted her to know it.
She said the two had dated for a while and even looked at engagement rings at one point.
Stephens' mother, Maggie Green, said her son stopped by her house Saturday and gave her a cryptic message.
After the horrific Cleveland shooting of 74-year-old Robert Godwin was posted to Facebook, the video remained for almost two hours before the social media company took it down.
Later Sunday, Stephens uploaded a video to his Facebook page showing a gun pointed at a man's head.
"We can not resolve this underlying issue of violence, particularly gun violence if we do not function and operate and have the same compassion and commitment that we've shown here", said Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson.
"This particular incident received a lot of attention and rightfully so", Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson told reporters.