Lufkin highway walker says driver stole his cash

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A man innocently walking along the highway says a good Samaritan stole cash from his wallet on Wednesday night.

According to the Lufkin Police report, the man, a 52-year-old, said he was walking along State Highway 94 in Lufkin when another man in a silver car asked him if he wanted a ride. When the complainant got into the car, the subject, whom the complainant claimed he did not know, asked him if he wanted to "just ride around."

The complainant said they rode around for a few minutes, then stopped at a North Timberland Drive convenience store so the complainant could buy cigarettes. He said he got some money out of his wallet, put the wallet in the passenger seat, and went into the store. Whe he got into the store, he said he realized he may need his wallet, so he went back into the car to get his wallet.

After he got his wallet and went back into the store for a second time, the man in the car drove away. The complainant then looked in his wallet and realized $120 was missing, he said.

Police are using the man's description of the suspect and the vehicle and a female's name which was written on a piece of paper inside the car as a starting point into the investigation.

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