Jalopnik commenters identified the make and model of the vehicle from a car part left at a hit-and-run, which later helped police find and arrest two men in connection with the crime.
In a news statement, the Waynesboro Police Department thanks the numerous "concerned citizens" who helped them with this investigation. Police using crowdsourcing, by drawing on social media to help catch criminals is a new trend, and it can be particularly helpful with specialized evidence, such as vehicles and vehicle parts.
Capt. Kelly Walker told Jalopnik that the information provided by the automotive Web site's readers was critical to the case, because identifying car parts is "like looking for a needle in a haystack."