Iowa man says supposed good Samaritan gave him a ride, then forced him to withdraw cashBy AP
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Iowa man says ‘Samaritan’ made him withdraw cash
DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines man who accepted a ride offered by a motorist told police he was robbed by the supposed good Samaritan. Matthew Lee Scott, 23, said after his vehicle ran out of gasoline on Tuesday a man stopped and offered to take him to a gas station.
According to Scott, after the tank of car was filled, the man suggested they ride around in the vehicle. Shortly thereafter the man reportedly ordered Scott to withdraw $220 from a money machine.
The man tried to get Scott to withdraw even more from a bank. Scott said he was questioned by a teller at the second bank and the robber told him to drive away.
According to a police report, the alleged robber jumped from Scott’s car in Urbandale and disappeared. No arrests have been made.
Information from: The Des Moines Register, www.desmoinesregister.com
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