A woman is warning people about a callous man who took advantage of her situation and robbed her on Highway 114 in Irving.
Kimberly Smith had been cut off by another vehicle on Sunday morning, causing her to drive off the road. Her car flipped, and she was left traumatized and helpless. Just after she freed herself from the car, a man stopped and approached her, telling her that he’d found her purse.
She began looking for her phone, and the man took the opportunity to rob her. He got into a faded red pickup truck and drove off.
Smith said: “Next thing I know, he’s gone and my wallet is missing…He must be in a hard situation to feel the need to steal from someone that has just gone through a traumatic experience, who could have nearly died or suffered serious injuries.”
Smith is an employee of a North Texas Police Department jail, and her father is a retired Dallas and Addison police officer. Smith’s father, Steve, said: “To take advantage of it, to steal from her and then just to leave her there by herself, you wouldn’t want to wish that on anybody.”
Smith was left on the side of the road after the man left, dozens of cars driving past. “People were slowing down, taking pictures,” she said. “’Hey, can you call 911? Hey, please help.’ Men took off driving. One person stopped.”
The man who helped her was from out of state, and she hopes to find him so she can thank him.
There is no description of the man who robbed Smith, but Irving police hope that someone will recognize the red faded pickup truck and call it in