• 'You have the power to kill': Man clipped by car's side mirror hopes to find driver

    By: Glenn Counts

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Michael Thompson and his fiance, Juvette Lofton, were crossing Beatties Ford Road on Oct. 6 when a car’s sideview mirror clipped him.

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    "In order for the driver to hit us, he or she had to have sped up," Thompson said.

    "(I) heard the pop, boom, and he flew, and I'm, like, ‘What happened?’" Lofton said.

    Police said the driver took off and has not been seen since.

    Thompson said he believes the car was a black 2016 Chevy Malibu that was missing a sideview mirror.

    "Of course, I felt pain,” Thompson said. “It was tolerable, yet it was very, very painful."

    Police have not been able to find the driver and have hit a dead end in the case.

    "That's a human life, and you have a machine,” Lofton said. “You’re driving a machine. You have the power to kill."

    "I can't go to work,” Thompson said. “There is nothing I can do to make any money right now and we’re facing some tough times."


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