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“Good Samaritan” Robs Woman Trapped In Car After Rollover Accident

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An auto accident victim said it is a miracle that she is alive and that she was even able to walk away from the rollover accident; she escaped with minor bruises.

The Texas woman said when another vehicle cut her off, she swerved, then flipped three times before her vehicle landed upside down. As she tried to crawl out of the car, a man approached asking if she needed help. The woman asked him to call 911, but the man said he didn’t have his phone; they looked for hers. “That’s when he found my purse and he brought it over to me and said ‘I found your purse,’” she said.

While the woman was still confused and dazed, the man said he was going back to his truck to look for his cell phone and call 911. Although she asked him not to leave her, he promised that he would be right back. Instead, he hopped in his truck and drove away.

After standing on the side of the road begging and pleading for help, a “real” Good Samaritan finally stopped. He stayed with her until police and rescue workers arrived. It was at that time, when police asked for identification, that the woman realized the first “not-so-good” Good Samaritan had taken her wallet containing her credit card, IDs, and $80.

Most likely, media attention helped Irving police locate and arrest a 48-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman who may have robbed the woman. The couple was found in a Dallas extended stay hotel four days after detectives found fraudulent activity on one of victim’s credit cards. Police are working to gather evidence to substantiate the claim that the man is the “not-so-good” Good Samaritan.

Was this a staged accident or a “quick-thinking” opportunity to take advantage of a vulnerable accident victim? The victim did not mention anyone else in the truck when the man stopped to “allegedly” help her. Was the woman in the hotel the driver of the car that cut the victim off? Was there another accomplice involved? Auto accidents are bad enough without being set up.

Mark Bello is the CEO and General Counsel of Lawsuit Financial Corporation, a pro-justice lawsuit funding company.