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Woman in 'Beetlejuice' costume accused in Atlanta hit-and-run

After causing major damage to a parked Mercedes, a woman dressed in a "Beetlejuice" costume was helped by her friends, a "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle" and a zombie.

No, really.

A surveillance camera captured the hit-and-run around 2:30 a.m. Sunday on Waldo Street, near Grant Park. Hillary Meador told Channel 2 Action News she was visiting her sister for the weekend and it was her car that was hit by a woman in a Halloween costume.

"I'm pretty upset emotionally that someone would do this, behave like that, and that I'm going to lose this car," Meador said. "Even if she had driven off she could have left a note."

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Video shows the woman strike Meador's car and nearly flip her own car. Then, the driver, dressed as the main character in the 1988 movie "Beetlejuice," is seen getting out of her car to inspect the damage.

Three minutes later, two friends stopped to help the woman, the video shows. Those two men were also in costumes, leaving neighbors to believe the three had all attended the same party nearby.

A neighbor, Rob Fitzgerald, returned home about two minutes after the crash and took pictures.

"Somebody had their car parked out here, did nothing wrong and now they have thousands of dollars worth of damage," Fitzgerald said.

Fitzgerald was able to get a picture of the driver's tag, and the information was reported to Atlanta police.

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