Police identify teen driver in hit-and-run at Wilmington Panera

Police identify teen driver in hit-and-run at Wilmington Panera
Quaylyn Ferris (Source: Wilmington Police Department)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Wilmington Police Department has identified and issued warrants for a driver who was caught on camera damaging a Panera Bread restaurant in a hit-and-run last month.

Surveillance video shows the suspect, 18-year-old Quaylyn Ferris of Wilmington, going through the drive-thru of the Panera Bread on Oleander Drive around 10 a.m. on June 17, when he suddenly stopped and started backing up the wrong way, striking the drive-thru menu board with his Chevrolet Tahoe.

After the collision, police said Ferris fled from the area. The restaurant suffered $4,800 in damages in the incident.

Police say the Panera restaurant suffered nearly $5000 in damages.
Police say the Panera restaurant suffered nearly $5000 in damages. (Source: WECT)

Ferris is facing several charges including hit and run resulting in property damage, and reckless driving to endanger persons or property.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact the Wilmington Police Department at 343-3609 or send an anonymous tip to Text-A-Tip by texting “CRIMES” (274637) and starting the text with “Tip708.”

Panera Bread Hit & Run

HIT & RUN Wilmington Police are investigating a hit and run that occurred on June 17th around 10:00am at the drive thru window of Panera Bread on Oleander Dr. Witnesses say the driver of the red SUV was backing the wrong way through the drive thru area of Panera Bread and backed into the menu board causing $2500 worth of damage. The driver then fled from the scene. The driver is described as a white male in his mid 20's. Anyone with info should use Text-a-Tip or call 910-343-609.

Posted by Wilmington, NC Police Department on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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