Misty Rivero of Shadyside was dropping off her eight-year-old daughter at Jefferson Elementary, when she saw a sight right out of a horror movie.
"And he had camo face mask on, and he had arrows sticking out of his back and a black pouch in front of him, combat boots that, I just froze," said Rivero.
She took action and alerted the authorities.
"I called the school and then the principal called me and we kind of discussed it police were alerted, and they were put on lock down," she said.
The man had vanished when police got there, but by the description, they say they knew just where to find him. They called on Bellaire and Bridgeport police, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Belmont County Sheriff's Department for back-up.
They found 31-year-old Brent A. Missy in his home at the Village Trailer Court, with the bow-hunting equipment still in his possession. Now he's jailed on charges of inducing panic and having weapons under a disability.
Misty Rivero says she happened to take her daughter to school early today, for a special project, and otherwise may not have seen the man.
"The fact that he acted a little aloof and guilty when he saw that I was onto whatever he was doing, I just, P-Js and all, had to go make sure that he wasn't going to get into that school and make sure that those kids were safe and I think that's any mom," she said.
As her daughter got out of the car, this mother says she suddenly realized the horrifying possibilities.
"She said bye, Mommy, and she turned around and she kissed me and when I saw the guy, I thought that could be the last time, so I had to do something. I had to follow it through," Rivero said. "So I'll see her at 2:30. And so will everybody else see their kids. I'm glad he's off the street."
According to Sheriff Dave Lucas, Brent Missy is in jail under $7,500 bond.