A 53-year-old woman was stabbed to death after she rolled down her window in Baltimore on early Sunday morning to help someone holding a baby and a sign for help.
FOX5 News reports Jacquelyn Smith and her family spotted a younger woman holding a sign that read “Please Help me feed my Baby,” while holding an infant, or what appeared to be an infant, at around 12:27 a.m, off of the 1000 block of Valley Street. Smith, who was seated in the front passenger seat, handed the woman cash.
“This was a good Samaritan who saw an individual holding a sign, who appeared to be down on her luck,” Jeremy Silbert, with the Baltimore Police Department said. “So, they stopped the car and gave her money.”
After Smith handed the woman money, a man approached Smith’s car and said he wanted to thank her for helping, but instead, tried to grab her purse and necklace. The pair struggled and the man stabbed Smith in the torso before fleeing the scene with the woman and baby. Smith was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
“When you see something like this happen to a Good Samaritan it kind of makes you stop and think,” Baltimore Councilman Robert Stokes said on Saturday, according to NY Daily News. “It makes you stop and don’t roll your windows down because those kinds of things make people that really want to help people on the corner saying they got to feed their children not to do it.”
Police are currently searching for the man, described a black male who stands around 6-feet-tall with a goatee. He appeared to be in his 30s. Authorities are also looking for the woman holding the baby, a black female wearing a brown jacket who appeared to be in her early 20s.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7LOCKUP or detectives at 410-396-2221.
[Feature Photo: Jacquelyn Smith/Handout]