For the second time in a week, a Good Samaritan helping people with alleged car trouble ran into trouble themselves.
Ocala police are still looking for leads into what appears to be a car scam to lure Poole away so a robbery of his home could occur. (Image source: Ocala PD/Facebook)
A Florida man left his girlfriend and son at their Ocala home to help a woman claiming to have an issue with her car.
The good Samaritan, Walter Poole, agreed to drive the woman to her car, the Ocala Star Banner reported. But while in transit, the woman received a call and claimed her friend had gotten the car started. When they arrived at her silver sedan, she left.
By the time the man arrived back at his house, two men wearing masks were running across his lawn.
“We just got robbed, we just got robbed, we just got robbed,” the girlfriend said in a 911 call released by police, according to WKMG-TV. “They had guns at my head and my son's head.”
The robbers, still at large, reportedly took $3,500 in cash.
Deacon Larry Greene with a church nearby told WKMG incidents like this make it harder to practice what you preach.
"We tell our members to love one another, to help one another, but then when something like this happens, it makes people skeptical,” he said.
This is a separate incident from one that occurred Friday in Ohio when a man stopped to help jump a minivan and was then beaten unconscious.
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