Cops: Hitchhiker ditches ride Thursday afternoon

A hitchhiker picked up on Route 25 Thursday afternoon jumped out of the moving vehicle a short time later, Riverhead Town police said.

The driver of the vehicle picked up the male hitchhiker while traveling westbound on Main Road, according to a report.

A short time later he jumped out of the car at the intersection of Route 25 and Route 25A, and continued walking down Route 25, police said.

It is unknown whether he thanked the driver for the ride.

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