A kind restaurant owner personally delivered $9,000 to a McDonald's worker who helped police catch an alleged serial killer but will likely be denied reward money.
Howell Donaldson III, 24, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of murdering four people in Tampa, Florida in October and November.
Police brought him in after McDonald's worker Delonda Walker told an officer in the restaurant that her colleague Donaldson had handed her a bag containing a gun and told her not to look inside.
A kind restaurant owner delivered a $9,000 reward to a McDonald's worker who helped police catch an alleged serial killer
Richard Gonzmart, who owns a restaurant six blocks away, came good on his promise to give $9,000 to anyone who helped police.
Video shows the moment he went into the McDonald's to personally hand Walker the check.
Gonzmart said: 'She didn't know what to say. She didn't expect anything. I don't think she did it for a reward. That's what makes it even more special.'
The total reward money on offer was $110,000 - but it's unclear whether Walker will receive all of this.
Crimestoppers offered $5,000, $80,000 came from law enforcement partners, $6,000 from community group Rise Tampa, $10,000 from The David Straz Jr. Foundation and $9,000 from Gonzmart.
Richard Gonzmart, who owns a restaurant six blocks away, came good on his promise to give $9,000 to anyone who helped police
Crimstoppers' policy says they cannot reward Ms Walker because she did not inform them directly.
The others have yet to comment on whether they will make good their promises.
Police are investigating how much of the money they can give her.
After receiving her $9,000 check, Ms Walker said in a statement: 'As you can imagine, I am overwhelmed and surprised by yesterday's events and I understand why many are interested in speaking with me.
'At this time, I am speaking exclusively with police and am appreciative that they were nearby and quickly acted upon the information I discovered and shared with the police officer.
'I am also appreciative of the outpouring of support from the community.
'My thoughts are focused on the victims and their families and out of respect for them and the active investigation, please direct inquiries to the Tampa Police Department.'
Donaldson (right) is accused of fatally shooting Benjamin Mitchell, Monica Hoffa, Anthony Naiboa and Ronald Felton
Officers are processing possible evidence and a red Mustang (pictured) at a McDonald's in Ybor City in Tampa
Howell Donaldson's mugshot released by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
Donaldson was born in North Carolina