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Iowa man says 'Samaritan' made him withdraw cash

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[March 19, 2010]  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A Des Moines man who accepted a ride offered by a motorist told police he was robbed by the supposed good Samaritan. Matthew Lee Scott, 23, said after his vehicle ran out of gasoline on Tuesday a man stopped and offered to take him to a gas station.

According to Scott, after the tank of car was filled, the man suggested they ride around in the vehicle. Shortly thereafter the man reportedly ordered Scott to withdraw $220 from a money machine.

The man tried to get Scott to withdraw even more from a bank. Scott said he was questioned by a teller at the second bank and the robber told him to drive away.

According to a police report, the alleged robber jumped from Scott's car in Urbandale and disappeared. No arrests have been made.


Information from: The Des Moines Register,

[Associated Press]

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