The identity of a clerk at a New Jersey electronics store was revealed recently after he came forward with crucial information on an alleged plot to kill soldiers at Fort Dix, reports the Associated Press.
Brian Morgenstern, a Circuit City clerk is credited with providing the tip to federal investigators. Morgenstern was transferring a customer video to DVD when he came across clips of 10 men at a firing range with handguns and rifles. He was concerned about the content but was worried about invading the customers' privacy.
"I was considering whether or not this was really a threat, or something serious," he said. "I came to the conclusion that that's not my job or decision to make."
Morgenstern came forward with the announcement in a series of interviews starting with CNN's "American Morning." After viewing the video, he spoke with his managers who then called the police. A 15-month investigation ensued which led to the arrest of six men accused of plotting an attack on an Army installation.
"I feel like I did the right thing, but I think the real heroes are the men and women overseas and the people in our law enforcement who handled the situation," said Morgenstern.