Good Samaritan ‘violently assaulted’ when she stops to aid I-80 driver; UHP seeks suspect

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LAMBS CANYON, Utah, July 13, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials say a female driver who stopped to assist a man whose truck was stopped roadside on Interstate 80, as if it were disabled, was violently assaulted by the suspect, who tried to force the good Samaritan into his truck.

Utah Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Marissa Cote says the man’s pickup truck was parked on the side of I-80 eastbound in Parleys Canyon at about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday. The incident happened near the Lambs Canyon exit.

“The woman pulled over to help the man, but he violently assaulted her and tried to pull her into his truck before she escaped,” a statement from Cote says.

Investigators say the man was in his 20s or 30s and stood 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches. He wore Wrangler jeans, a belt, a cowboy hat and black T-shirt.

The man was driving an older model brown truck from the 1970s or 1980s. The truck has a large dent between the back right wheel and bumper and has small, undersized wheels.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Utah Highway Patrol dispatch at 801-887-3800.


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