What happened that day was truly remarkable. It was so shocking, in fact, that it was quickly picked up by Ohio news station Local 12. A video telling the story of what happened was subsequently viewed more than 26,000 times on YouTube. It all started when Smith headed next door to pick up Sofie.
Expecting to take the dog for a walk, Smith strolled over to Mosteller’s house one Tuesday. But what he saw through the window when he got there sent chills down his spine. The young boy had inadvertently stumbled upon a horrifying scene.
He had peered through the window next to the veteran’s front door and seen Mosteller lying on the floor. Smith could tell that his neighbor wasn’t moving and, even worse, he noticed a huge pool of blood coming from a gash on Mosteller’s head.