Davidson police Tuesday were searching for a suspect who drove a car into a fire hydrant, damaged it and left the crash scene before authorities could arrive.
The hit-and-run happened Sunday around 2:30 a.m. in front of 230 South Main Street in Davidson police said.
Police estimate the driver caused $10,000 worth of damage to the fire hydrant, which is located next to town hall.
Authorities think the suspect vehicle is a white, newer-model Ford Escape SUV. The cars front bumper was left at the crash scene, and a trail of transmission fluid led north on Main Street then east on Concord Road.
Officers lost the trail on Concord Road near Faculty Drive.
Anyone with information about vehicles that match this description and have a missing front bumper should contact the Davidson Police Department at 704-892-5131 or North Meck Crimestoppers at 704-896-7867 or www.northmeckcrimestoppers.org.
Persons providing information may remain anonymous.