Man Witnesses Hit And Run, Leaves Note For Victim With License Plate Number Of Driver (Video)

| by Jonathan Constante

A Wyoming woman was the victim of a hit and run, but one good Samaritan left her a handwritten note telling her everything she needed to know.

Breanna Svenson attended a concert Friday night. When she got back to her car, she noticed what she thought was a ticket at first but soon realized it was a note left by an anonymous stranger, KCWY 13 reported.

"And then I picked it up and I looked at it and it was more of like a hand-written note,” Svenson told KCWY 13 (video below). “And it read 'Hey, some dude slammed into the front of your car and took off, have most of his license plate number and description of vehicle.' And then he left his phone number for me to call him."

The witness wished not to be identified. Casper Police Detective John Hatcher is glad the witness stepped up to the plate.

"It's nice to hear in this community that we're all looking out for each other," Hatcher told KCWY 13.

According to Hatcher, hit and runs are a common occurrence in the area. He said they receive about 40 to 50 reports in a single month.

"And these hit and runs can be as much as just a mirror being knocked off a vehicle to where a person's vehicle is totaled,” Hatcher explained. "We don't too often see witnesses leave information.

“You know, we do a lot of times when someone hits another person's vehicle they'll leave their information and say hey I don't know how to contact you, please contact me," he added.

According to NOLO Law For All, penalties for hit and runs vary from state to state. It is often considered a misdemeanor but can be upgraded to a felony if there is an injury to a person. Fines can be anywhere between $5,000 and $20,000 and can be punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

Sources: KCWY 13, NOLO

Photo Credit: KCWY 13