Good Samaritan becomes target of alleged thief
OKLAHOMA CITY – A Good Samaritan who attempted to help a pair of accident victims finds herself in need of help.
Officers say the victim pulled over her 2012 Ford Mustang convertible after seeing two cars that had been in a wreck in north Oklahoma City.
She turned the engine off but left the keys in the ignition.
As she walked toward the victims, a man walked past her and got into the driver’s seat of her car.
The alleged thief tried to take off in the car when one of the accident victims attempted to stop him.
According to the police affidavit, the alleged thief accelerated and pushed him about 40 feet down the road before he fell off the hood.
Witnesses say he injured his shoulder and was almost run over by a passing car.
The woman immediately called the dealership where she bought the car to see if they could track the vehicle.
Officers followed the GPS signal and were able to find the car and the alleged suspect.
Police arrested 31-year-old Paul Max Phillips III for the crime.
Phillips is being charged with assault with a deadly weapon and larceny of a motor vehicle.
He is also facing charges of defrauding an innkeeper for a separate city warrant.