I was just finishing my food when someone came into the restaurant saying "does anyone own a black Volvo station wagon?". I turned to him and said "yes, I do." He said "well someone just hit your car and drove off!" Following him out to the carpark I looked at the state of my car and oh boy yes indeed someone certainly had hit my car.. The entire passenger side had a long hideous white scrape and gouge in it..
NOT A PRETTY SITE.....
Three men were standing near it, one of which was the one that came into the restaurant. They had seen it happen. A man that had gotten a to -go order came hastily out and backed out of his space, knew that he hit me and then pulled out quickly and made a hasty retreat out of the place. They had gotten three of the numbers on the license plate and the make of the car. Then out of nowhere a woman came up to me, talking on the phone, saying she was speaking to the police and that she had gotten the entire license plate number, type of car, and description of the guy!! She then gave me her phone number and so did the men that saw it happen.
This whole thing was made a lot better for me because of the kindness of strangers and the willingness to participate in the apprehension of this man. So much was handled for me by the time I got to the scene that I didn't have to do anything. Because someone got a license plate number, when the police arrived, he was able to look up this plate number and find the man that did it.
When something like this happens, it eases the pain when you know that the person who did it did not get away with it.
So...take the time if you can to help someone in need. Strangers that are going through someting like this need a helping hand. Thank you "JD" and the two men who helped me..