Good deed turns into roadside robbery on I-64
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Frankfort Police say two men posing as stranded motorists along I-64 assaulted a good Samaritan with a knife and robbed him after the man pulled over to help.
Investigators say shortly before 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, two men in a silver pickup truck were pulled off on the side of I-64 near Exit 53-B in Franklin County asking for help by waving down motorists.
Police say a man pulled over to help and was told by the stranded motorists that they needed gas. Police say the men then pulled out a knife, cut the good Samaritan, took his money and drove off.
Investigators say the reported victim drove to a nearby Kroger to get help. Police say he was treated for superficial stab wounds.
As of this writing, the robbers had not been caught.
Police say if you see someone pulled over asking for help or appearing to be stranded, and you don’t feel comfortable getting out of your vehicle to help, call law enforcement, give them the location and vehicle description and let the professionals handle the situation.