Kind Family Gives Stranger A Ride And $30, He Attempts To Rob Them The Next Day

In a shocking story out of Oklahoma, a good deed went horribly wrong last week when a kind family said a man to whom they gave a ride and money returned to their house the next day and tried to rob them.

The incident, which took place in the Mesta Park neighborhood, terrified the family, as reported by News9 today, and had the entire neighborhood rattled.

Robert Boren said he saw 24-year-old Derek Deshon Stephens walking down his street. The stranger approached him around 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening.

“And he asked me if he could have some tin cans that were out on the front in a bag to be given away,” Boren explained.

After Boren gave the cans to Stephens, “then he said well, then can I have something to eat, I’m starving. So I gave him some money to eat on.” Boren gave the man $10 and sent him on his way.

But when he and his wife and two teenage daughters were leaving the house, on their way out, Stephens asked for a ride somewhere, to which Boren replied, “No, I can’t go that far. We’re late to where we’re going,’ Then he said, ‘Can you just take me up the street?'”

Boren told reporters that he trusted his instincts and let the man inside his SUV with his family, dropped him off at N.W. 23rd Street and Broadway, and then gave him another $20.

“I was just doing him a favor,” said Boren.

“He seemed nice,” said Boren’s 14-year-old daughter, Olivia.

But the very next day, at around 2 p.m., the Borens said Stephens showed up again at their house, but appeared to be under the influence. He demanded Robert’s car keys, money, and even a gun.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, when Boren refused and told him to leave, he said Stephens went ballistic and began screaming, “Let me in, Let me in,” and was trying to open the front door of the home.

By this point, the kind family had called 911, and officers were on their way, but that didn’t stop a very upset Stephens from kicking over two 150-pound nutcrackers off their porch and using pieces of them to break out three windows.

Boren reported that a neighbor and his son chased the suspect away with a bat and golf club in hand. By Friday evening, cops had caught up with the would-be robber, and he remains in jail on a $10,000 bond.

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