Transcript for Boston Boat Owner Hailed as Hero in Suspect's Capture
Finally tonight, a new folk hero has emerged out of boston's terrible week. His name is dave henneberry. He's the guy who found the suspect in his boat in his backyard. Tonight the internet is conspiring to send mr. Henneberry a giant thank-you gift. Here's abc's gio benitez. Reporter: It's the now famous little boat that kept a big secret, the uneout for america's most wanted man. And this is the boat's owner, david henneberry, a man now called a hero for finding the suspected marathon bomber last night and calling 911. Watertown's chief of police sets the scene. What happened when your officers arrived? There was a shoot-out in the beginning. Reporter: That shoot-out so damaged the boat, henneberry's neighbor said -- he's completely shocked and he says, my poor boat, my poor boat. I mean, he's taken care of that boat meticulously since he's had it and now it's full of holes. Reporter: Now a digital show of support, people from all over the nation are turning to social media sites like facebook, raising money to buy henneberry a new boat. Even the chief is hearing about this call to action. I got an e-mail this morning, some person in detroit, michigan, who wants to replace the boat for the watertown resident that got shot up. I mean, it's just incredible. Reporter: Incredible because it was henneberry's quick thinking to call police that turned a communityror into a sigh of relief. Gio benitez, abc news, watertown, massachusetts.
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