According to chief of the South St. Paul, Minnesota police department, said he got the envelope and that it came with 10 $100 bills “staring at [him] in the face.”
That kind of thing doesn’t happen every day, Messerich told the outlet. With the money was a letter, which the Pioneer Press reports said the following:
On a night back in 1985 or 1986 I hit a parked car on the 1050 block of Dwayne Ave. in So. St. Paul and did not stop to leave my information.
The damage to my vehicle was minor; I don’t know how much was done to the other vehicle.
I don’t know whose car I hit but if your records go back that far and you can locate the owner please give them the $1,000.00 which I have enclosed.
If you cannot locate the owner please give the money to a police charity.
I am sorry for any inconvenience that I have caused and I ask for your forgiveness.
He further said, it would have been better if the letter was more specific so that the victim of the alleged hit and run gets the apology and as well a share of the money.