Police Arrest Suspect In Hit-And-Run Death Of OK Inventor

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 6:52 am
By: News 9

Police have arrested a man in the hit-and-run case that killed famous inventor Jack McClung.

Oklahoma City Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow tells News 9 the man arrested is 21-year-old Wilfredo L. Gomez.

He was arrested Wednesday night near N.W. 23rd Street near Meridian Avenue.

Jack McClung, 79,  was walking back home from getting groceries last weekend when he was hit by a car, and killed. McClung made millions off "Blue Stuff" selling it online and through infomercials.

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It was a popular joint pain relief ointment made from emu oil that brought Jack McClung's business more than $83 million in 2002. McClung traveled the world promoting his magic product that claimed to heal areas of discomfort.

Gomez now faces charges of leaving the scene of a fatality accident, causing a fatality accident without being licensed, and no insurance.