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Eyes on the Street: LAPD Wants Our Help to Find Hit and Run Driver of a Yellow VW Bug

10:18 AM PDT on May 25, 2010

As another sign of the ongoing cooperation between the LAPD and the cycling community, the police are turning to the online advocacy community for help finding a hit and run driver from yesterday.  The flyer says it all.  Anyone who has no information, but is interested in following the trend of a new, more responsive, LAPD should note some of the strong language in the flyer.  For a full sized copy of the flyer, click here.  To read the accompanying press release, read on after the jump



Contact: Officer Hutchings

LAPD West Traffic Division 
Phone: 213-473-0234

Driver of Yellow Volkswagen Convertible
Still on the Run, Hit & Run Victim Remains in Coma at Cedars Sinai

West Hollywood, CA — May 24, 2010
— Police are still seeking the driver of an older model yellow Volkswagen
black top convertible which was involved in a hit & run accident
on Wednesday May 19th that left Ben Zelman in a coma with the driver
still on the run.  Ben Zelman's family and friends have been working
around the clock to find justice and now desperately needs the public
to help find the person that left Ben for dead in the middle of La Cienega

The mother of the 22 year old victim
has offered a $10,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the
conviction of the person who ran over her son while he was working as
valet at Koi restaurant on La Cienega Blvd.  The accident occurred
at 10:45pm on Wednesday May 19th on La Cienega Blvd. at Melrose Place. 
Being such a busy street police and family are confident someone can
help crack this case and bring the individual responsible to justice.

If you know anyone who drives an older
model yellow Volkswagen black top convertible that has frontal damage
or saw the accident you are urged to report this to the Police immediately. 
Your report will be kept confidential and you can make an anonymous
report.  To make a report or to tip the Police you can call Officer
Hutchings of the LAPD West Traffic Division at 213-473-0234 or you can
email Officer Hutchings directly at

For information: 

Richard Fox 
4335 Van Nuys Blvd. #303 
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 
Phone: 818.437.2383

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