Good Samaritan beaten, car jacked
OKLAHOMA CITY – A good deed turned into a nightmare for an Oklahoma City woman after she simply gave someone a ride.
It happened just after 8:30 Wednesday night.
Now police are looking for a car jacker on the loose.
The victim’s Mazda car was found ditched on a dead-end dirt road in Spencer Thursday morning.
The ordeal left a 24-year-old woman battered.
Police say it’s a case of a Good Samaritan running into a bad man.
“Being, obviously, a good Oklahoman, and this person took advantage of this person’s kindness,” Spencer Police Chief Virgil Green said.
The victim said the car jacker was walking in the area of 36th St. and Western when he approached her and said he needed to get to his sick father.
She had made a New Year’s resolution to help people more so, she gave him a ride.
”This was at night. It was dark. It was cold. Obviously, she felt a little comfortable,” Chief Green said.
However, she said she started feeling uneasy as they got closer to Spencer.
There were no more street lights and she was further from where she first picked him up.
She eventually stopped at N.E. 36th St. and Post Rd.
Instead of getting out of the car, the car jacker punched her, broke her nose and took the car.
The victim ran and was later picked up by another Good Samaritan who took her to the police.
“If you see any person walking now a days, you just don’t know what the intent of the person is,” Chief Green said.
Looking back, the victim said she should have never trusted the stranger.
“I wouldn’t advise any person to pick up someone walking on the roadway,” Chief Green said.
Thankful to have her car back and to be alive, the victim warns others to look out when lending a hand.
She describes her attacker as a white man in his late teens, early 20s.
She said he has buzzed, light brown or dark blond hair and acne.
Police said they believe he is from Oklahoma City.
Anyone with any information is asked to call police.