On Friday, radio host Rob Schilling revealed the audio of a stunning 911 call placed by one “Ann, Downey,” apparently a passenger in the car driven by 20-year-old Elizabeth Daly as Virginia law enforcement from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) surrounded the car.
Daly was arrested on April 11, 2013, after she was surrounded by ABC agents who suspected that she had bought alcohol illegally due to her age. In fact, she had bought bottled water and cookie dough.
The tension escalated quickly, though, as ten-seconds into the call, shrieks of “oh my God” and “what should we do” emanate from the vehicle as the girls plead for help and advice from the local 911 operator.
In the background, what appears to be a female voice can be heard screaming, “get out, get out, get out.”
According to written reports, Daly feared that the ABC officers were trying to break the vehicle’s windows, and soon after, Daly left the scene, driving until the 911 operator instructed the vehicle to stop, upon reassurance that the officers were with ABC.
The 911 operator then asks to speak with one of the agents, who identifies himself as “John” [last name unintelligible], and tells the operator that “everybody’s showing badges” and that the driver “pulled up and tried to run over people.”
A second 911 call was placed by a male witness to the incident, who reported seeing “undercover officers” and “a gun being pulled” in the Harris Teeter parking lot.
Contrary to multiple published accounts, charges against Elizabeth Daly have not been dropped, but rather, they were voluntarily withdrawn.
Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney, Dave Chapman, says that although charges technically could be “re-instituted, his office would “…resist any attempt by anyone to initiate a prosecution of this matter in the future.” (Rob Schilling)
Hear “Ann Downy’s” 911 call regarding the ABC assault on Elizabeth Daly’s vehicle:
Hear the witness’s 911 call reporting that a gun had been pulled in the Elizabeth Daly incident: