Jose Acuna: If You're Wanted for Murder, Don't Tell a Cop You Just Tapped His Car in the Parking Lot
Mistakes were made.
You could say Jose Acuna did the right thing -- he had lightly tapped into a car in a restaurant parking lot, so he went inside to find the driver.
On the other hand, when the tapped car in question is a Center, Texas, police car and -- and really, this is the more important thing -- you have a homicide warrant out on you -- maybe it would be better to just quietly drive away.
Acuna, however, found the driver, and they went out to inspect the scratch, KTLA reports.
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"Even though the car left just a scratch, they decided to call a state trooper in to investigate the accident," the station said.
The trooper apparently ran a search on Acuna's license, because he soon discovered the man was wanted for criminally negligent homicide. He had been a wanted man since June for a February incident when he ran a red light and killed a man in Panola County.
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