updated 4/23/2007 5:36:10 PM ET 2007-04-23T21:36:10

A Cinderella story it isn't. There is a mysterious shoe and a fitting to find its rightful owner. There's even a wedding.

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But, at least for the shoe's alleged owner, there is no happily ever after.

The story begins at 1:34 a.m. about 100 miles west of Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom when a Ford van plowed into the bathroom of a house in suburban Holiday. Residents Sandy McCombie and her fiancé, Michael Toth, watched the van's driver flee across their front lawn — leaving a shoe behind.

The Florida Highway Patrol was investigating the crash about an hour later when 43-year-old John Glen Aquista of Holiday walked up to the scene.

The Pasco County man was bloody, wearing boxer shorts and, most important, shoeless. His injuries looked a lot like he smashed his face into a steering wheel, investigators said. Aquista "denied any involvement in the traffic crash," a Florida Highway Patrol report said. The van wasn't his, but it was registered to the address where he lived, the FHP said.

When a trooper asked him to slip on the wayward shoe, "it was a perfect fit," the FHP said.

Aquista was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage and driving without a valid license. He was being held in the Pasco County jail on $1,250 bond Monday, jail records show. It was not clear if he had an attorney.

McCombie, 46, and Toth, 39, plan to get married on Friday.

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