A Real-Life Villain
Most heartless hit-and-run driver ever? Creep runs over man — and goes back to steal his cellphone
Crime Stoppers of Houston is looking for the driver of a pickup who plowed into a man in Spring Branch . . . and then snatched the victim's cellphone to prevent the severely injured man from calling for help.
The dismal scene occurred the morning of July 14, when the 34-year-old victim was struck by a black Ford F-150 while crossing the Beltway 8 feeder near the intersection of Westview. The driver quickly pulled to the side of the road and walked back to the man as he writhed in pain with a broken leg and pelvic bone.
The suspect "has a bushy goatee and a distinctive skin condition causing white spots all over his face, neck and arms."
But rather than doing any number of things that might show he was a decent human being, the driver instead decided to rip the cellphone from his victim's hands as he tried to call an ambulance.
The driver returned to his truck — with his hit-and-run victim's phone, mind you — and promptly speed away from the scene. The victim was later spotted and rushed to a nearby hospital with severe injuries to his lower body, including a irreparable damage to his pelvis.
The culprit has been described as a 35-year-old male weighing 140 pounds and standing roughly 5-foot-5. Crime Stoppers notes that the suspect "has a bushy goatee and a distinctive skin condition causing white spots all over his face, neck and arms."
Anyone with information about driver is asked to contact Crime Stoppers online or at 713-222-TIPS. The organization is offering up to $5,000 for details leading to felony charges or an arrest. As always, tipsters will remain anonymous.