Around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday a guy driving a Volkswagen hit a car at Venice & Strongs (misdemeanor damage) – got out of the car leaving it at the scene and took off on foot. The victim called LAPD and officers showed up to take the report. While the traffic unit was on scene dealing with that, a drunk guy on Ocean Front Walk tried to report his cell phone as being stolen. As cops were trying to sort out his story, the mystery unraveled that he was the hit and run driver, had the keys to the ditched car, and actually lost his cell phone while he was fleeing from the scene. Expensive evening for the drunk driver from Pacific Palisades. Dummy.