Cops: Guy Fled Accident—With Fire Hydrant

He was not difficult to find
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 11, 2017 9:01 AM CDT
Fleeing the scene of an accident with a fire hydrant stuck to your car makes it fairly straightforward for cops to find you.   (James Gibbar/Tulsa World via AP)

(Newser) – New Jersey authorities say a driver fled the scene of an accident with a fire hydrant stuck to his car and then tossed it in the trash. Parsippany police say the motorist drove off after his car struck the hydrant and a mailbox Tuesday. Police followed a trail of water from the scene to a township home, where they found the car and the hydrant. The driver was found in a nearby diner, reports NJ.com.

Police say 27-year-old township resident Domingo Moreno has been charged with criminal mischief, hindering apprehension, and tampering with evidence, and was turned over to federal immigration officials, reports the AP. It wasn't known Saturday if he's retained an attorney. Police are investigating the cause and other details of the crash. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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