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‘ZOMBIE’: Police catch alleged hit-and-run driver with vanity license plate

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Let this be a lesson to all you aspiring criminals out there: If you're thinking about committing a crime, perhaps don't do it driving a car with a vanity license plate that reads "ZOMBIE."

According to police in Allentown, Pa., Yardley Joy Frantz, a 29-year-old woman, struck a man and young boy late Friday afternoon, then fled the scene in a car with the aforementioned plate.

Pedro Gonzalez Jr. told police a car driven by Frantz hit his father, Pedro Gonzalez Sr., and nephew Carlos Correa, "who was riding a toy car," according to the criminal complaint published by the Lehigh Valley Morning Call. When Gonzalez Jr. confronted Frantz as she attempted to flee, Frantz "zapped him in the chest with a stun gun."

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Using the plate, police were able to track Frantz's car to her home, where they found her "bleeding next to her right eye and trying to report a domestic violence incident."

Frantz was charged with "three counts each of simple assault and harassment and one count each of aggravated assault, accidents involving death or personal injury, disorderly conduct, careless driving and failing to stop and give information or render aid," according to the criminal complaint. She was also charged with three counts related to the stun gun, including using an incapacitation device.

Frantz later posted $20,000 bail and was released.

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