Good Samaritan robbed by strangers asking for help

A Fort Worth man was tricked into giving a ride to who he thought were strangers in need.

One man claimed there was car trouble and asked for a lift to a relative's house. The unsuspecting Good Samaritan ended up carjacked and robbed by two guys.

The Good Samaritan says he was just trying to be nice. So when a man approached him in his apartment complex and asked him for a ride after complaining about car trouble, he said yes.

The Good Samaritan, who asked that his face not be shown, was trying to pay it forward but ended up getting carjacked and robbed.

Surveillance video shows him pulling into a Fort Worth convenience store near Felix and 35-W last Wednesday. Two men are in the car with him. They asked for a ride saying their car broke down and told him a story about needing to get to a relative's house. The passenger, who police call a robbery suspect, then went inside.

"The victim waits. The suspect comes back out, says he couldn't get any money and directs them to another location close by where they could get some money to give him some gas,” explained Fort Worth Police Detective Brian Raynsford.

A few blocks away, the Good Samaritan says the passenger pulled out a gun and told him the man in the back seat had a gun, too.

"When they pulled the gun out, I was like ‘What do y'all want?’ And they like said just get out of the car, so I got out of the car,” he recalled. “I'm calling 911 as they're driving off."

The car was found a few hours later minus several things. The spare tire, the jack, his stereo, his rearview mirror, the HID bulbs from his headlights and his iPhone were all missing.

"So it's like I'm trying to help y'all, but this is what y'all do to me?” the Good Samaritan said.

"It looks like someone was just trying to do a good deed, and it was turned against him,” Raynsford said.

Anyone with information on the suspects is urged to contact the Fort Worth Police Department.

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