Auto Glass Tech Hailed as Hero
When an auto glass installer from Triumph Glass went to the home of Jeffery
Rolle in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to replace the glass in a 2001 Oldsmobile
Alera, he knew something was amiss. It turns out Rolle is the suspect
in a deadly hit-and-run accident that occurred on May 30, according to
reports from KETV Omaha. He told Triumph his windshield was damaged
when he struck a deer.
According to Todd Wills, manager of the shop, the oddities began when
the work was first called in early that morning.
Wills didn't go to the scene, but said the installer, whose name he could
not release, replaced the windshield, and noticed that as soon as the
work was done, Rolle moved the vehicle into his garage. "That's kind
of strange," Wills said.
When the installer returned to the shop, both he and Wills looked at
the windshield and noticed it didn't appear a deer had caused the damage.
"From our installers' experience, usually you have fur or fragments
of skin stuck on the windshield, the moulding or somewhere on the car
and there was none of that," he said.
Wills said Rolle told the installer that he'd taken the vehicle through
a carwash at 2 a.m. after he had struck the deer. The two weren't sure
what further to make of the peculiarity, though, until they heard on the
radio the next day that the hit-and-run had occurred. "Nothing really
clicked until the following day, when we heard the news announcement that
the police were looking for a dark vehicle with the glass broken out,"
They had already discarded the windshield from the vehicle the day before,
but still called police to provide the information they had available.
"We just did the right thing," Wills said. "We put two
and two together and I made the call to the police
I said 'It may
help you. It may not.'"
The Council Bluffs Police followed up on the tip and located the vehicle,
which they told KETV matches many of the industries of the deceased
victim, Robert Fry, 22. Fry was struck while walking along a bridge in
Council Bluffs. According to KETV, Rolle has admitted to the incident
and has said he'll likely turn himself in later this week.
HERE to read the KETV news story.
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