By LISA MACNEIL
Hernando Sun Reporter
Hernando County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Deputy Jeff McDougal was on routine patrol around 2:30 AM in Ridge Manor on May 3, 2019. He was called to perform an area check after someone had called 911 from a cell phone, and hung up before any information could be obtained by the Emergency Dispatcher.
While investigating the source of the call, McDougal encountered a couple taking a walk. Unusual for the late hour, he stopped to ask the couple if they had any knowledge of a problem or disturbance nearby. They did not.