A police officer asked the internet to help solve a fatal hit-and-run case and people did not disappoint

Louis Staples
Sunday 19 August 2018 14:45
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Everyone loves a mystery story, but the latest tale to sweep the internet needs to be seen to be believed. Or read, even.

Johnna Batiste of Washington State Police tweeted out a picture of a car part from a vehicle suspected of killing a cyclist, asking the public for any information on the collision. She also included a picture of the cyclist’s bike, which had been completely shattered by the collision.

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Twitter / @wspd1pio

​The tweet found its way to Reddit, where eagle eyed users attempted to track down the part in question. The replies, which identified the part as belonging to a 1986 Chevy K-10 truck, were incredibly specific.

Reddit user and former Maryland state inspector, JeffsNuts, identified the headlamp as a bezel from a 1988 Chevrolet Silverado truck. A few days later, Batiste posted a Twitter update, saying that an arrest had been made.

People could not believe that the former inspector had managed to solve the case from just one photo.

He responded:

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