Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mystery Man With Amnesia Racks Up $1 Million Hospital Bill

Video: Police Trying To Find Identity Of Mystery Man With $1 Mil. Medical Bill
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- He has no memory, no one knows who he is and he has $1 million in medical bills.

Friday night, police in Kissimmee were trying to solve the mystery of a man hurt in a traffic accident. In his lucid moments, he's told his doctors in Spanish, he thinks he's from Mexico and was born in December, 1939. That would make him 68 years old.

"After about 18 years, I can't think of any other traffic related homicide investigation that we've had where we had anybody who wasn't identified," said Lt. John Lewis of the Kissimmee Police Department.

No one has reported a missing man matching his description. If he's homeless, no local police officers or social workers recognize him.

Kissimmee police plan to fingerprint the John Doe.

It was last November 19, just after 6:00pm. The victim was standing on the median of East Vine Street. As he went to cross the westbound lanes near Michigan Avenue he was struck by a 20-year-old woman driving a Jeep.

No charges were filed against the driver. The accident report only lists him as unknown.

A private investigator the hospital hired has not been able to trace his relatives through any tattoos or other physical characteristics. He does have one outstanding feature; he has two silver teeth.

"Thank god he's still alive, but we'd still like to know who he is," said Lewis.

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