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Police are searching for the man in this black Mercedes SUV who witnesses say hit the man on the ground in the Rite Aid/Ralphs parking lot at Golden Lantern and Del Prado in Dana Point at about 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31,  and then sped off. Photo: Neil Donovan
Police were searching for the man in this black Mercedes SUV who witnesses say hit the man on the ground in the Rite Aid/Ralphs parking lot at Golden Lantern and Del Prado in Dana Point at about 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, and then sped off. Photo: Neil Donovan

By Andrea Swayne

The man who hit a pedestrian in the Rite Aid/Ralphs parking lot at Golden Lantern and Del Prado on Oct. 31, turned himself in on Wednesday, according to Dana Point Chief of Police Lt. Russ Chilton.

Shortly after 5 p.m. on Halloween, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department began receiving calls reporting a man walking in the parking lot had been hit and knocked to the ground by a man driving a dark-colored Mercedes SUV who then sped away.

Several witness attended to the victim—who walked away from the incident with only scrapes and bruises—witness Neil Donovan of Dana Point snapped clear photos of the suspect and one couple even chased the man in their car, only to lose him near Pacific Coast Highway and Selva Road.

No further information about the suspect was available at press time.

The investigation is ongoing and charges have yet to be filed.

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  • How is it possible that no charges have been filed in this case yet? With numerous witnesses, photos, and the fact that he knowingly fled the scene of a crime, the bare minimum of “hit and run” should’ve been filed against him with more to come. I’m extremely disappointed at the slow, or should I say, lack of progress with this case.

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