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Driver Sought in Stray Tire Collision

(La Porte County, IN) - La Porte County Police are hoping a surveillance video will lead to the arrest of a motorist who failed to report damage from a stray tire from the suspect’s vehicle. 


The video, dated May 6th, captures the scene outside Waterford Inn at 6466 West Johnson Road.  It shows the vehicle driving by when one of its tires rolls away into the parking area of the business.


"The tire quickly travels across the parking lot of the saloon and crashes into a parked pickup truck near the building," La Porte County police said.


After damaging the truck, police said the tire rolled back across the parking lot and out to Johnson Road.  The vehicle missing a wheel then parked next to the damaged truck.


"The driver fails to make contact with anyone inside the establishment and leaves a short time later," according to the department.


Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to contact Deputy Jacob Payne at jpayne@lcso.in.gov.

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