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It’s never too late to make things right.

Andrea Romano
December 01, 2017

A person who hit a parked car and drove away back in the 1980s just sent $1000 in cash to the local police department in hopes of getting it to the owner, the Twin Cities Pioneer Press reported.

The money, in cash, was accompanied by a letter from the sender apologizing for the hit-and-run and asking the police to find the driver. The letter was unsigned and had no return address.

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“It’s not something you see every day,” Bill Messerich, the local police chief, told the Pioneer Press.

The sender apparently hit the car in '85 or '86 — and has been haunted by the incident ever since.

Unfortunately, police say their records don't go back that far, so the victim of the hit-and-run can’t be tracked down. Instead, the money was put in a general donation fund for the police department.

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While it’s a bit disappointing that the owner of that parked car won’t get their belated compensation, it is nice to know that someone's conscience got them to do the right thing — eventually.

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