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

Quaylyn Ferris
Quaylyn Ferris(Wilmington Police Department)
Updated: Jul. 12, 2019 at 3:03 PM EDT
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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.(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.”

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