NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OH (WOIO) - At least one suspect is in custody Wednesday, he and another man are accused of robbing a restaurant at gunpoint and leading police on a nearly 20-mile chase Tuesday night.
"My family went through my head, my friend's pub went through my head, just staying alive I guess, just out of the way, went through my head," said Dietz. "Anxiety was running very high, but we just sat there and kind of hugged each other and waited until the sun came up."
She said she and another bartender listening to police scanners inside the pub all night long. She said when she learned one 17 year old suspect was caught, she felt relief, but as the mother of an 18-year-old herself, she also felt something else.
"I felt sorry for his family too because maybe he hadn't had anyone to teach him right from wrong," said Dietz.
She commended law enforcement officers who responded to the scene Tuesday night, and said she's sure the area where she works in North Ridgeville is safe.
Editor's note: The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office previously told Cleveland 19 News the second suspect had been arrested. Several hours later the prosecutor's office said a second suspect was not in custody.