WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The advent of Twitter has changed the world.
It’s transformed the way news is reported, has been used to incite political revolution, and in some scenarios, as is the case with T.V. personality and NFL reporter Jason La Canfora on Friday, can help spread the word about a hit-and-run suspect responsible for putting his wife in the hospital.
Shortly after 10 a.m., La Canfora tweeted: “Let me catch the scumbag who is trying to get away with the hit and run on York Rd in Towson from a half hour agao. You will pay.”
La Canfora has more than 330,000 Twitter followers, and his initial tweet received more than 100 retweets.
Hours later, he tweeted again, this time with a link to a news report from The Baltimore Sun.
The report detailed:
“A 42-yearold woman was taken to Sinai Trauma with a “serious injury” Friday morning after a vehicle hit her at the intersection of York Road and Stevenson Lane in Towson, Baltimore County Police said.
Police spokewoman Louise Rogers-Feher said police received a call at 10:29 a.m. Friday that a pedestrian was struck by a “white, four-door foreign vehicle with a temporary Maryland tag.”
Rogers-Feher said the vehicle sustained hood and bumper damage, and was last seen going east on Stevenson Lane in Towson.
Any residents with information on the vehicle or incident are asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.”
Moments later, another tweet.
And while while no follow-up report has indicated a suspect has been located, thanks to the power of Twitter, people in the Baltimore-area will undoubtedly be on high alert for a “white four-door foreign vehicle” with “hood and bumper damage” and a temporary Maryland tag.
Fortunately, it appears La Canfora’s wife will be okay.
Here’s to hoping a cold pint of justice gets served up to the driver who struck her without stopping.