Exclusive to the Schilling Show, below is the harrowing 911 call placed by “Ann, Downy,” presumably a passenger in the vehicle driven by 20 year-old Elizabeth Daly as Daly’s SUV was surrounded by plainclothes Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents.
Daly was arrested on the night of April 11, 2013 following a terrorizing incident in the Charlottesville Harris Teeter parking lot. State agents suspected Daly of being an underage purchaser of alcohol, when in fact she had bought bottled water and cookie dough from the grocery store. When bellowing officers surrounded her car, Daly and her passengers, unsure of the aggressors’ identities calmly called 911 to report the incident.
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to multiple published accounts, charges against Elizabeth Daly have not been dropped, but rather, they were voluntarily withdrawn.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.”
More than 300 supporters of Elizabeth Daly (and the rule of law) have signed an online petition to Governor Bob McDonnell, requesting discipline for the officers involved and an ABC apology for the assault.
Exclusive: Hear “Ann Downy’s” 911 call regarding the ABC assault on Elizabeth Daly’s vehicle; also hear the witness 911 call, who reports a gun being pulled: