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Would This Story Make You Think Twice about Helping Someone? Woman Carjacked in Kennewick

WSP looking for Kennewick carjacking suspect
WSP looking for Kennewick carjacking suspect (Washington State Patrol)

Washington State Troopers and other law enforcement agencies are searching for a suspect after he carjacked a Good Samaritan.

Around 9pm Sunday night, a 51-year-old woman saw the suspect wandering around in the road on Highway 397, often referred to as Chemical Drive,  South of the Blue Bridge in Kennewick.

The woman stopped to help the man, as he appeared to be in danger of being hit by traffic, and he was clearly walking well out in the road.

The man, described as white, 6′ tall and 150 lbs, wearing white t-shirt and blue jeans,  forced her and her two dogs from her car, then drove off Southbound on Highway 397 away from the Cable Bridge.

Other than some scratches on her arms, the woman was unharmed.

She was driving a gray 2005 Buck LaCrosse SUV.   Anyone who may see the vehicle or this suspect is asked to report information to Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers at (509)-586-TIPS (8477).

Like you,  we often see people on or by the roads of the Columbia Basin, and they often appear to be in need of help.  Or perhaps someone on a street corner.   But then,  our compassion is oftene tempered because we wonder if they’re on the up-and-up.

Would a story like this make YOU less likely to help someone in the future?

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