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Woman’s trip through car wash ends with $1,000 repair bill

LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- It started for Jesse Vigil as a desire to keep her ride righteous.

On Feb. 26, Vigil drove her 2011 Buick Lacrosse through Bucky's Car Wash on South Wadsworth Boulevard in Lakewood.

But on that fateful day, she experienced a close encounter of the car kind.

For reasons unknown, the car in front of Vigil's, stopped. She hit the brakes, but there was still an impact.

The license plate screw on the front of the car punctured through her bumper.

While the damage might not look like much, it’s there. And according to one estimate, it will cost more than $1,000 to fix.

“You don’t expect to go to the car wash and come out with $1,000 plus, you know, damages,” Vigil said.

Bucky's Car Wash said it’s not its fault the car ahead of her stopped.

Bucky's is right. It’s likely the responsibility of the driver of the other vehicle who did not bother to stop and exchange information. That driver apparently thought he was making a clean getaway.

The suspect car and license plate information was caught on surveillance video. The driver will soon be receiving a phone call from Vigil’s insurance company.