Fla. boy, 11, runs down hit-and-run driver

Published: Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 12:41 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 12:41 p.m.

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — Authorities in Broward County are crediting an 11-year-old boy with helping them catch a hit-and-run driver.

The Broward Sheriff's Office says Peter Pappas ran after a white four-door vehicle he saw leave the scene of an accident on Thursday. The boy managed to get a partial license plate number.

He then led deputies to a parked car where they arrested a 63-year-old man for leaving the scene of an accident, DUI and other charges, according to the South Florida SunSentinel http://bit.ly/wBOl0d .

Deputies say they would have had a tough time finding the driver without Peter's help.

It's not the first time, either.

When he was eight, Peter raised more than $3,600 at his elementary school for a 13-year-old girl who needed a double lung transplant.

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