1:47 Call Police found tape on door
September 27, 2006 8:02 AM Subscribe
Remembering a forgotten hero on the anniversary of his death.
Early in the morning of June 17, 1972, security guard Frank Wills
repeatedly taped the latch on a door at the apartment complex where he worked. That act changed politics forever; one reporter said “It was one of the most important phone calls ever made in American History.” Mr. Wills did not benefit from the circus that followed, however. After two arrests for shoplifting he died penniless on September 27, 2000.