She was trying to be a good Samaritan. Instead a Wichita woman finds herself the victim of car theft.
Terri Tucker was headed to a friend's house late Monday.
"There's a guy just lying in the road, the whole body is in the road," she recalls.
So she stopped the car, opened the door, and rushed to help. She got a few feet from the person when, "he just jumps up and sprints off." Tucker was baffled until a split second later "there goes my car right past me," she says.
Thieves left Tucker at the corner of George Washington Boulevard and Bunker Hill. With no purse, no money, and no phone, Tucker walked in the freezing cold to a gas station. And that's when she met a good Samaritan of her own.
"And he says why to you let me give you some money to help you get home," the man told her. "I asked him for his name and he said don't worry about it."
Wichita Police say this was definitely a set up. If you find yourself in a similar situation, police say the safest thing to do is stay in the car and use your cell phone to call 911. Officers are trained to handle a situation like that. But even police say that's easier said than done. If you are compelled to get out and help, call 911, turn on the car's flashers and take the keys out of the ignition.