“He Saw Me But He Wouldn't Stop!”

7-year-old survives hit and run

All 7-year-old Mikey Jones was doing was playing outside when he became a Los Angeles crime statistic. 

In an interview Wednesday night Mike said the suspect "saw me but he wouldn't stop."

Los Angeles Police said Mikey was the victim of a hit and run driver on February 6, 2009 when he was playing near Florence Avenue and Figueroa Street in South Los Angeles at 11:40 a.m.

Mikey suffered serious injuries all over, including a broken leg, when a man driving westbound on Florence Avenue collided with a 7-year-old boy at Figueroa Street.

According to police "the motorist/suspect has been described as a Black male in his early- to mid-20s, about five feet six inches tall, with a slender build and tattoos on the side of his face, neck and arms. 

"The suspect's car was a gold, four-door, 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass with 22-inch chrome rims, California license plate 2DBL949.

"After the impact, the victim's older brother, who was with him at the time of the incident, attempted to use a cell phone to record the suspect's license plate number.  While he was doing that, the suspect got out of his car and unsuccessfully tried to grab the cell phone.  He then got back into his car and left the location without identifying himself or rendering aid as required by law."


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