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November 5, 2012

A hit, pay and run in Salem

SALEM — In a bizarre turn of events, a woman found $500 in her lap after her car was backed into by a red truck.

The woman told police that she was driving on Hancock Street late Saturday night when a red pickup truck came backing out of Geneva Street and crashed into the right, rear quarter panel of her vehicle, creating moderate damage.

She pulled over, and the other vehicle went down the road a bit.

“While she was sitting in her car,” according to the log, “a white male wearing a red hooded sweatshirt came up to her passenger-side window and threw in $500 in cash and walked away. He did not say anything to her.”

Police advised the woman to notify the rental company where she’d gotten her car that there had been an accident. They searched for the pickup truck but were unable to locate it.

Yesterday, however, the woman called police again to tell them she had located the truck, a 1998 Ford, parked just around the corner from where the accident happened. Officers have since obtained the license plate number, while noting a damaged rear taillight. They are investigating.

No word on what became of the $500.

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