A Good Samaritan thought he was helping a driver in distress, but instead he became a crime victim.
Police in Richmond say Kelly Farr, 27, was traveling along the Dugway Road around 9 p.m. Thursday, when he saw a car with its flashers on near the triple buckets. A woman was standing by the vehicle. Farr stopped to help, but police say he was attacked from behind by a man who tried to steal his wallet. Farr was able to break loose and escape in his truck.
Police believe the suspects may have been drug dealers looking for a vulnerable target. Investigators are warning that growing drug activity in the area means it is no longer safe to stop to help people in distress.
"Unfortunately, the best thing you can do right now is if you have a cellphone these days, call police services and let them deal with it," Richmond Police Chief Al Buck said.
The vehicle was described as green, possibly an older model Jeep Cherokee. Both suspects were white and believed to be in their 40s. The female suspect was about 5'3" with a stocky build. She was wearing a sweatshirt. The male suspect was about 6'2" and about 230 pounds, with dark hair.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Richmond police at 802-434-2156.
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