IRVING — An Irving woman says a man posing as a good Samaritan helping her after a car crash actually robbed her in that moment of need.
Seeing pictures of the crash scene, it's incredible that Kimberly Smith survived the rollover accident Sunday morning just after 7 a.m. She says a car cut her off on Highway 114 near Belt Line Road and she swerved, then flipped three times before landing. She's bruised and has some cuts, but that's it.
"It's a miracle really that I'm alive and that I was able to walk away from it," Smith said.
But what's even more unbelievable is the person she thought pulled over to help seconds later was really there to cause more hurt.
"I was crawling out of my car, and at that point he was walking up and asking if I was okay and asking if I needed help," she said.
She says she told the man to call 911, but he said he didn't have his phone, so they looked for hers.
"That's when he found my purse and he brought it over to me and said 'I found your purse,'" she said.
He then said he'd run back to his car to look again for his phone. Smith asked him to stay.
"He assured me that he wasn't going anywhere, so I went back to my car and continued looking, and when I came out of my car he had left," she said.
Smith was left alone, in shock, on the side of the road. It was another stranger, an out-of-towner, who stopped and called 911. That led to learning the insult to her injuries.
"The police officer asked for my driver's license and insurance and that's when I realized my wallet was not in my purse," she said.
Irving police confirmed the seemingly good Samaritan stole her license, social security card and $80.
"It's more disheartening," said Smith's dad Steven. "It's really sad that it has gotten to that point where people just don't want to stop and help anymore."
Smith says she actually feels sorry for the thief. Things must be bad if you see this as a chance to steal from someone at their most vulnerable.
"I want people to find him and I also want people to know that it's important to stop and help people," Smith said. "To actually help people."
A reminder to all the true good Samaritans out there.