According to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Facebook page it appears that another good deed did not go unpunished.  They posted:

From the LCSO in Canton, SD:  Public Safety Concern.  This post is not intended to deter good citizens from helping strangers, but rather urge good citizens to keep their guard up when they are out doing good deeds.

Sunday morning at 7:00 A.M., the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a stolen wallet. The victim in this case reported that he had stopped to check on a car that was pulled over on the side of the road with its hazard lights on.

The driver of the stalled vehicle told the victim that he had ran out of gas. The victim offered and gave the driver a ride to a nearby truck stop to get gas.

The victim then drove the driver back to his vehicle and assisted him in getting his car going again. The victim then left. A short time later, the victim realized that his wallet had been stolen from inside his truck during this encounter.

If you see someone in distress and you are not comfortable approaching or stopping to help, call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and let us know about it so we can respond. Thank you.

This case is currently under investigation by the LCSO.


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