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Moorhead hit-and-run driver says tarantula bit him

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A Moorhead man reported to have crashed his car into a pickup and mailbox on Monday told Fargo police he was being bitten by a tarantula at the time, Sgt. Mark Lykken said.


The hit-and-run incident happened at about 6:50 p.m. Monday at 18th Street South and 29th Avenue in Fargo.

Lee Alexander Solarski, 27, was reportedly driving a 1998 Dodge Stratus northbound on 18th Street when he lost control of the car, hit a Nissan pickup and a mailbox and fled the scene.

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