On August 14, Jang Dong Ju took to Instagram to share a video of a dashcam from his car that showed him chasing a hit-and-run driver who attempted to run away and the police coming to the scene.
His post reads:
A few hours ago, I saw a foreign car hit a motorcycle and just run away. But that motorcycle happened to be one from a Chinese restaurant that I go to often. I thought of the owner of the Chinese restaurant who would say with a worry-filled voice that the number of customers was decreasing due to COVID-19. Oh, by the way, they give me a lot of fried dumplings for free.
I’m not an apostle of justice, but I followed him. After I told him to stop, I politely told him to go back and solve the accident because the motorcycle is from a Chinese restaurant that I know very well. He said okay, and I reversed my car. However, he ran away again.
I chased him across Dosan Intersection again and made him stop his car. The man who opened the car door and got off smelled strongly of alcohol. I asked him how he could just leave like that, but all he did was offer me his business card and money to settle the situation.
I felt humiliated.
I worked out pretty hard for the shoot that I had to go to soon, but did my sweat-soaked self look that poor? Did I look like I needed money? Why did you ask me about my job? You’re the COO (Chief Operating Officer) of an entertainment agency. What kind of mindset do you have that makes you think it’s okay to reach a settlement with me instead of the Chinese restaurant? How much money do you have?
I’m sorry. Honestly, it’s a bit tight to make ends meet, but I don’t need that kind of money. I am very offended about your shameless attitude and the way that you crossed your arms and said that the reason I chased you was to extort money.
I kept telling you to go back and fix the accident, but you kept asking me to come to an agreement with you. I said that I didn’t need the settlement money, so you said that we should do it according to the law, and that’s why I did it that way. You could have just ended it as a hit-and-run, but because of the police’s sobriety test, you became a drunk hit-and-run driver. It’s unfortunate. I didn’t know you were drunk.
I’ve written my report, so I’ll cooperate with the investigation.
P.S. Thank you for your business card. I can tell you put a lot of money into it.
Source: @soompi, Naver via Soompi, @j__dongju on Instagram