Today, in urban legends becoming viral reality: Thomas Callow, a 20-year-old college student in New Bedford, Massachusetts, had just aced an English exam when he walked to his car and discovered that somebody had driven into the vehicle and scratched the bumper a bit.
Luckily, the culprit left a note. But when Callow opened it, he didn’t find any contact information or insurance details.
“I thought the note was a parking ticket because I get those everyday, haha,” Callow told me via Twitter DM. “Anyways, I opened the note and started instantly laughing hysterically.”
Here’s the full text of the note, in case that’s hard to read:
Yo I hit your car. I’m leaving this note cause someone’s watching … They’re still watching … Okay I’m good. My bad nigga. Peace.
Since sharing a picture of the note (which he swears is “YES completely legit”) on Twitter last week, Callow has been retweeted more than 40,000 times, which he thinks is ample payment for the minor damage to his car. “I wasn’t mad, the car I have is very old,” Callow explained. “I thought the whole thing was awesome. Whoever wrote the note made a lot of people’s days.”
As for the note, Callow says someone claiming to be its writer reached out after seeing the tweet, but he can’t be sure it was actually them. “IDK them at all,” he told me.
Still, he doesn’t seem to be any worse for wear. “I have gotten over 50 girls’ phone numbers, so life is pretty good,” Callow said.