OKLAHOMA CITY — A Good Samaritan is robbed at gunpoint and car-jacked in Oklahoma City.
The holdup happened just after midnight Tuesday morning when the victim stopped to help a stranded driver.
The Good Samaritan escaped the carjacking without being hurt, although the thieves did take some cash and his car.
With hazard lights flashing, a female suspect stood next to an apparently broken down white car near S.E. 27th St. and Phillips Ave.
“I say, ‘Do you need help?’ She told me, ‘yes,’” Manuel Alvarenga said. “I said, ‘What do you need?’ She said, ‘I need gas.’ I say, ‘OK. I’ll help you.’”
Yet as soon as Manuel opened his door and stepped out of his car, a second suspect ambushed him from behind armed with a handgun.
“He said, ‘Don’t move. Give me your money,’ and he put the gun to my head,” Alvarenga said. “I say, ‘OK. I’ll give you everything.’ He said, ‘Don’t move and go to the ground.’”
Fearing he’d be shot dead in the middle of the street, Manuel quickly handed the armed thief his wallet before the two suspects fled the scene.
“He believes a black male and white female were working together,” OKC Police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said. “After the man got into his car, the female followed in some kind of broken down white car.”
Oklahoma City police said the carjacking can serve as a lesson and safety reminder to everyone.
“This man had every good intention,” Wardlow said. “He sees a woman broken down and wants to stop and help her but just another example you can never be too cautious.”
Police do not have much information to give out on the suspects.
Anyone who knows anything about the case can contact Crimestoppers.