MSNBC interviewed Jaycee Lee Dugard's stepfather Carl Probyn Friday morning.
18 years after watching his stepdaughter's abduction, Probyn recounts the phone call about her return.
Probyn was once considered a suspect in Jaycee's disappearance. "It broke my marriage up. I've gone through hell, I mean I'm a suspect up until yesterday," a tearful Carl Probyn, 60, told The Associated Press.
Phillip Garrido, 58, is being held for investigation of various kidnapping and sex charges.
Police believe he was trolling for victims in South Lake Tahoe in 1991, when he snatched Jaycee Lee Dugard from a bus stop outside her home.
Garrido has a long rap sheet dating to the 1970s.
He was convicted of kidnapping a 25-year-old woman whom he snatched from a South Lake Tahoe parking lot, handcuffed, tied down and held in a mini-warehouse, according to a November 1976 story in the Reno Gazette-Journal.
He also has a conviction for rape by force or fear stemming from the same incident.