Posted: Dec 11, 2009 7:10 AM by Matt Stafford
Updated: Dec 11, 2009 7:10 AM
Monday night Brandon Ridenour looked up the CrimeStoppers website while training a new guy on the staff, just like he does often.
"It's not any kind of official training, protocol or anything like that it's just something that I like to do," says Ridenour.
However, this time something was different.
"It jumped right at me. I couldn't believe it. I was taken aback," exclaims Ridenour. "I pulled it up on the Internet and the guy at the top of the list was sitting right here at the computer."
"I tried to be as calm as I could at the time, but I just went and put on my jacket and went to find the extra duty police officer that I knew would be out in the parking lot," Ridenour says.
"I was pretty surprised. I don't know I was trying to stay as calm as I could, that was my first reaction."
While Ridenour maybe a celebrity of the moment at work, it isn't taking him too far.
"He's still not going to get a raise, because it is his job, but he did it really well," says Sydne Dean, associate director of public service for the library branch.
However, Ridenour wasn't just looking out for himself.
"I think it's important for the safety of the staff and patrons," Ridenour says.
Although Ridenour knows it was a lucky catch, he will keep up the same techniques.
41-year-old Tony Dewayne Blue was arrested last night for aggravated robbery. Blue had a B.B. gun and a robbery note on him when he was arrested.
CrimeStoppers had Blue listed as the top featured fugitive. To see more featured fugitives, or for more information on CrimeStoppers, click here.