Reporters use Twitter for many things. They use it to find stories, promote their stories and to blow off steam.
One Reporter has turned to Twitter to find the person that ran down his wife in a hit and run.
NFL reporter Jason La Canfora tweeted on Friday in an effort to 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.
His wife Lauren was seriously hurt in the crash, but was finally discharged from the hospital.
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.
H/T CBS DC