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.
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.