Good Samaritan attempts to help man with car trouble, gets robbed
GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A Gaston County man who was attempting to be a Good Samaritan ended up getting robbed after someone pulled a gun on him.
According to police, 40-year-old Tim Ferrell was walking out of the JCPenney store at Eastridge Mall when he saw a man who appeared to be having car trouble and asked if he needed help.
That's when police say the man lifted his shirt to show a gun stuck in the waist of his pants and demanded money from Ferrell.
The man then stole Ferrell's wallet, watch and wedding ring.
The suspect was described as a black male, 6-foot-3, stocky-build, 240 pounds, clean shaven and was wearing a hoodie and jeans.
A second man was seen driving a new dark blue Toyota Camry, but the victim did not get a good look at him.
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at (704) 861-8000. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest.