Witness: Suspect olive-skinned, ‘not white’

By Paul Sperry

RICHMOND, Va. – A man taken into custody here for questioning in the Beltway sniper case has “olive skin” and is “not white,” a witness to the arrest told WorldNetDaily today.

Pathenia Fields, a title clerk at Royal Oldsmobile, described the suspect as having black hair and wearing a black jacket. He stood about 5-9, she said.

“He is not Caucasian. He looked Hispanic. He had olive skin,” Fields said.

“He was not white,” she insisted in a WorldNetDaily interview.

Fields says she got a good look at the suspect as police pulled him out of the vehicle, a white Plymouth Voyager van with black luggage racks. She works at a car dealership next door to the Exxon station where the man was arrested in front of a pay phone.

She says she could not tell if the man had any facial hair.

Fields added that “it’s possible” the man was of Middle-Eastern origin, but she could not say for sure.

Her description fits with a be-on-the-lookout alert put out Oct. 4 by Montgomery County police, as WorldNetDaily first reported that day, and also dovetails with descriptions provided by several witnesses to last week’s Home Depot shooting in Falls Church Va.

Fields also said that the van had 30-day temporary Virginia tags.

Click here to read previous WND stories on the sniper attacks.