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Thief fronts as a good Samaritan in car wreck


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Updated: 6/25/2013 10:46 pm Published: 6/25/2013 9:49 pm


A man who rescued a woman pinned in a car then turned into a thief.

Monday night Tulsa police released a surveillance photo of a man who is suspected of helping a woman and then stealing her wallet from a car accident,

The victim says 15 minutes after the accident more than $1,500 in charges were placed on her cards.

The car accident happened at 26th Street and South Yale Avenue on June 6.

Lisa Donaldson says she saw a man come to her rescue.

"Here comes the man who looks to be your everyday grandpa, coming here to help me. Making sure I have water," said Donaldson.

Her air bags deployed and she thought her car was on fire.

"Here I am hurt and scared, trembling and hysterical and I think someone is here to trying to help me," said Donaldson.

Before she could get wheeled away in an ambulance the man who was believed to be a good Samaritan was gone and so was her purse.

"Started making charges 15 minutes after the accident," said Donaldson.

"Here is a receipt from one of the stores where he signed my wife's name," said her husband, Ron.

The thief racked up more than a thousand dollars on her credit card.

"He went to several QuikTrip, Kum N Go, Atwoods."

This infuriated her husband.

"He put hands on my wife, I wanted to put hands on him," said Donaldson.

As his wife was being checked out in the hospital, her husband was looking for her wallet near the wreck. Neighbors told him they noticed a man in his 50s or 60s help his wife, return to her car and then leave.

"I'm so mad," said Donaldson.

He tracked down the suspect's charges.

"I'm being vigilant and calling stores," said Donaldson.

Police have been able to track down the thief’s moves and released a surveillance photo seen at a convenience store.

If you have any information call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS (2677) or text a tip to "CRIMES" (274637) and begin your message with "TIP918" or you can submit a tip online at www.tipsubmit.com. Remember you never have to give your name and your tip could lead to a cash reward.

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