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Patch Helps Catch McDonald's Hit-And-Run Driver

Whitefish Bay officer recognizes driver from arrest right before he drove into McDonald's.

Thanks to Whitefish Bay police officer Russell Blank's keen eye, and , a man who drove into the north side of the and then drove off has been caught.

According to the Fox Point police report, Blank had reviewed the video on Patch and realized that it was the same person that he had arrested earlier that same day.

The 35-year-old Sheboygan man was arrested on March 27 for operating a vehicle with a revoked driver license, and expired vehicle registration. He was then released by Whitefish Bay police, after which he stopped at the McDonald's in Fox Point. The man backed his vehicle into the restaurant, got out and examined his car before getting back in and driving off.

On April 6, when Blank saw the video and recognized the man, contacted the Sheboygan man. He admitted striking the restaurant with his car, but stated he did not believe he did any damage, and that's why he left.

The man has been issued municipal citations for knowingly operating a vehicle with a revoked license, causing property damage, and hit-and-run property damage. These citations have a mandatory court appearance.

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