Valley man's stolen ID used in crime seven years later

PEORIA, AZ - Seven years ago Darrel Parker just wanted to fill up his gas tank.

"I pulled in there, went to pay the gas and laid my wallet down on the seat when I went to fill the tank up. Then I come back and my wallet is gone," Parker said.

He reported it to the clerk and what seemed like a Good Samaritan stepped in to help.

"We spent probably about a half hour to 45 minutes searching everywhere," Parker said.

They came up empty handed.

"All my cards were in there and then my driver's license," he said.

Parker canceled everything, got new cards and moved on. Fast forward seven years and police said a guy using Parker's driver's license tried to return some stolen stuff from a Peoria Walmart.

"We realized the person that belongs to the ID does not look like the person that is on the surveillance video," said Peoria Police Department's Amanda Jacinto.

Parker was called down to the Peoria Police Department. Detectives don't know who the suspect is, but Parker sure does.

"What kind of gets me is why seven years, you know, why wait this long to use it," Parker said.

He said who knows what else that so-called good guy has been doing with his license.

"I work hard and I know a lot of other people work hard for their money and all that, and then to have somebody come by and well here, let me do this and then turn around and just stab you in the back. It really makes me mad," Parker said.

The man police are looking for is in his 50s or 60s, about 5 feet, 6 inches and weighs 180 pounds.

He's also wearing glasses in the surveillance photos. If you know who he is give Silent Witness a call at 480-WITNESS.

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