Suspect apologizes to hit-and-run victim on Facebook, still on the run

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by Lindsay Bramson / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 15 at 9:35 AM

(KMOV) -- A St. Louis County man says a suspect apologized to him on Facebook after he was struck in a hit-and-run wreck.

Mike Stricker said he’s wondering what the alleged criminals might do next.

“They tried to get rid of me once, what’s going to stop them from doing it again? I’m afraid they might retaliate,” he said.

Stricker said he was walking his dog when he witnessed some people break into a car and steal some speakers. 

When Stricker tried to stop them he said they backed right into him.

“I slapped the back of the car at least once, maybe twice. I don’t know how many times but then it knocked me into a van,” he said.

He was not seriously hurt.

But Stricker said police know the thieves. In fact, he received a message on Facebook from one of the suspects apologizing. 

“I’m sorry and I never meant for this to happen,” one of them messaged.

The same guy who wrote the message is seen on Facebook partying in a limo two days later.

“If he can contact me, why can’t the police find them? Are they actively looking? That’s what my concern is,” Stricker said.

News 4 tried to get answers from the Manchester Police Department, but all anyone would say is this is an ongoing investigation. 

We’ll be sure to update the story as soon as more developments emerge.

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