Police say a vehicle reported stolen was involved in a hit-and-run accident on DeBarr Road Thursday afternoon. Unfortunately for the owner, the report was filed after the crash. The 22-year-old driver, Bradley Honsinger, hit a bicyclist who darted out into traffic in front of the McDonald's on DeBarr near Boniface Parkway and kept on going, police said.
"He wasn't even at fault, takes off in his car, then of course he calls us and tells us somebody stole his car," police Lt. Dave Parker said.
Honsinger parked his Honda on a nearby road and reported it stolen minutes later. He then began searching for it on foot, police said. Had he stayed at the accident scene, he would just have been looking at a ticket for driving without insurance, police said. Instead, he was also charged with leaving the scene of an injury accident and filing a false report.
The bicyclist, Dennis Heimdahl, was taken to the hospital to be examined but was expected to be released, police said. He was cited for failure to yield to traffic because he darted across the road, according to police.