Kimberly Smith was trapped upside down inside her car after it was involved in a rollover accident on Highway 114 in Irving, North Texas, near the President George Bush Turnpike, early on Sunday morning.
Kimberly was relieved when a man approached the car and promised he was going to get help. But to her shock, the man robbed her of her wallet containing her credit card and IDs, got into his truck, and drove away.
According to Kimberly’s brother, Joshua Smith, who shared Kimberly’s nasty experience in a post to his Facebook page on Sunday, September 27, his sister was driving alone early on Sunday morning when she was forced to swerve to avoid collision with another car.
The car flipped and rolled over three times, leaving Kimberly trapped inside.
Soon, a tall, skinny black man, described as being in his 50s, approached the car and offered to get her purse and call 911, according to My San Antonio.
After he retrieved the purse from the back of the car, he took the wallet and brought the purse to Kimberly, where she was trapped in the car. He promised he was going to call 911, but he got into his truck and drove away, despite Kimberly pleading with him to stay with her until help comes.
“(He) even found her purse and brought it over to her,” Joshua wrote. “She was still dazed and confused from the accident and he said he was gonna go get his cell to call 911.”
“She begged him to just stay with her. He said ‘don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere.'”
Fortunately, a Good Samaritan saw the overturned car, stopped, and called 911, according to My San Antonio. The stranger stayed with Kimberly until police and rescue workers arrived.
Kimberly was eventually rescued from the wreck and taken to the emergency room where she received treatment. Her brother said she was recovering after the traumatic incident.
Joshua Smith posted the shocking story to his Facebook page with an appeal to the public to help find the man who callously robbed his sister while she was trapped in an overturned car. The post has since gone viral with thousands of shares on Facebook.
“If anybody has a ‘friend’ that is bragging about robbing some girl after she flipped her car this morning, please be a real friend and let us know,” Joshua wrote. “I hope this guy who stopped to ‘help’ and everyone that did not stop at all, is not a majority in our society today. We are better people than that. Everyone please share this and maybe we can find this loser.”
Readers have expressed shock and disgust at the behavior of the unidentified man.
“I am so sorry. That’s awful. People can be so dishonest! I’m glad your sister is ok though. I hope they find who stole from her! Just horrible!!”
“So glad Kimberly is OK but that SOB needs to have every hair on his body plucked individually with flaming red hot tweezers. What a freaking scumbag.”
“Oh my gosh! I’m so thankful she is ok! Praying she heals quickly and they find this scumball!!! Where did this happen?”
“I’m glad Kim’s ok. I hope he’s found and gets the very worst, scum people I swear.”
Meanwhile, the man who robbed her has not been identified. Irving Police Department Public Information Officer James McLellan told My San Antonio that detectives were investigating to determine what caused the accident.
The officer also confirmed that Smith’s Facebook account agreed with his sister’s theft report. He said police investigators were looking to see if they could find highway surveillance footage of the incident.