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JP Homer Jasso Sr.

JP Jasso hit-and-run story getting stranger

EDINBURG – Well, JP “Homer” Jasso did it. He turned himself into the Edinburg PD Jan. 2nd after being charged with hit-and-run of an unoccupied vehicle after Edinburg police initially dismissed it as a civil case, presumably because “he’s a nice guy.” Seriously that’s what some people were saying.

The Advance broke the story Dec. 26th, with the headline: “Edinburg PD gives a pass to JP Jasso after leaving scene of hit-and-run.” We didn’t put “allegedly” in the headline because according to the police report we got via a public information request, Jasso admitted to police that he had struck the vehicle inside the parking lot of a restaurant on University Drive, but would take care of the matter “privately,” once he got in touch with the owner of the smashed-car. Cops said, fine, judge, good day, and left the JP’s office.

A very short time later, according to the owner of the vehicle that Jasso (Hidalgo County JP, Precinct 4, Place 2) had smashed into Nov. 27th, causing approximately $1,200 worth of damage, based on an estimate the vehicle’s owner later got from Bert Ogden, Jasso did in fact discuss the matter “privately” with him. Not long after the police left Jasso’s JP office, according to the victim, Jasso drove back the same day to the restaurant, and said in Spanish, with some profanity thrown in, why did you call the &$#%*@ cops?

Read the entire story on the e-Edition of our newspaper.

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