A woman who went to a beach in Galveston, Texas, to relax instead helped police catch the suspect charged in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student.
The woman, who identified herself to ABC News station KTRK as Karen, said she recognized Jesse Matthew from wanted posters related to the Hannah Graham case.
"I instantly knew it was him," she said. "It was frightening."
Karen called police and said she directed an arriving deputy to Matthew. He was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with failure to identify fugitive intent to give false information.
Mathew32, appeared in court the following day. He waived extradition to Virginia, refused a court-appointed attorney, and complained about the hard bed in his cell.
"They took all my clothes and had me sleeping on this hard thing," he said.
Matthew didn't enter a plea as his attorney, Jim Camblos, waits for his client's return to Virginia, where he's expected to arrive in a few days.
"I'm very hopeful I'll be able to talk to him next week," said Camblos.
Investigators from Charlottesville, Virginia, tried interviewing Matthew late Thursday but he wouldn't talk, according to the Galveston County Sheriff's Office.
Police in Charlottesville say Matthew was the last person seen with Graham, 18, who vanished nearly two weeks ago. He has been charged with abduction with intent to defile.