It’s never too late to make things right.

Minneapolis St Paul Minnesota
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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.

“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.

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.