Hit-and-run driver sues over car damage

August 25, 2008 8:24:31 AM PDT
A driver involved in a deadly hit and run in Brooklyn is suing the city for not taking care of his luxury car.Coney Island businessman Harry Shasho pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of the 2005 accident that killed a 54-year-old man.

Now, the Daily News reports that Shasho is suing for $190,000, claiming that his Bentley was damaged while being held as evidence.

The police report said the car was damaged in the accident.

Louis Couch, a father, was killed as he crossed Ocean Parkway on October 1, 2005. Shasho later surrendered to cops after fleeing the scene and was sentenced to five years probation and community service. Couch was apparently drunk at the time of the accident.

"He's not a human being, he's an animal with no conscience," longtime girlfriend Linda Ruberto told the newspaper. "Suing the city when you've killed somebody is disgusting. It's immoral."

The 38-year-old Shasho owns a car detailing shop, 212 Motoring, which outfits luxury vehicles with elaborate sound systems. Former New York Knicks forward Jerome Williams is a partner in the business, according to the Daily News.

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