A much-shared image originally posted on Twitter helped police identify two women in connection with a hit-and-run that damaged Ponak’s Mexican restaurant on Southwest Boulevard.
The image, which shows two women, was posted by the Kansas City Police Department on Tuesday.
A hit-and-run caused an estimated $200,000 in damage at Ponak’s earlier this month, according to general manager John Greer.
The restaurant remained open and is in the process of lining up repair work.
“Social media played a big part in finding out who (the women) were,” Greer said.
The women were being sought by police in connection with the hit-and-run.
After identifying the women, police removed the photo because “people were mean ... #benice,” KCPD’s official account tweeted.
Kari Thompson, a KCPD spokeswoman, said no charges had been filed as of Tuesday afternoon.