Heather Lynn Mayo called in the cops to help her boot her boyfriend from their apartment, but she ended up implicating herself in a fatal hit and run, when he told them all the details of the case.
Back in February Jeannie Fisher was run down in Palm Harbor, FL, but despite a large police investigation, no one was ever caught for the crime.
But 10 months after the case went cold Mayo called in the deputies to remove her boyfriend Robert Worden, who had just gotten out of jail, where he'd been serving a 40 day sentence for check fraud.
According to the Sun Sentinel Worden agreed to leave but as he walked out with the deputies, he pointed to a damaged black 1997 Ford Ranger in the apartment complex parking lot and said he had a story to tell them.
He said that Mayo broke down and admitted to hitting someone a few weeks after the accident, but was too scared of going to jail to come forward.
Cops said the pedestrian violated the driver's right of way that night, according to police, but under Florida law, police said, the driver had a legal obligation to stop and identify herself.
They said she confessed and was arrested.
The fact that no repairs had been made in the 10 months after the fatal crash also helped their case.
Pinellas Park police Sgt. Brian Unmisig said: "We found pieces of the turn signal and the passenger side mirror at the scene and they matched the parts that the vehicle was missing."
Mayo was also arrested on a warrant for driving with a suspended or revoked license. According to state records, her license was suspended in 2009 and 2010 for failing to pay traffic fines and last year she was cited for DUI.
She was booked into the Pinellas jail, where she was being held Tuesday in lieu of $52,250 bail.