A woman in Baltimore was reportedly stabbed to death after she gave money to another woman who was panhandling on the side of the road.
Jacquelyn Smith (pictured above), 52, was reportedly with two other relatives and had just attended a family gathering. Sitting in the front seat, she is said to have rolled down her car window to give money to the woman, who was holding what appeared to be an infant and a cardboard sign that read, “Please help me feed my baby,” KUTV in Baltimore reports.
“This was a good Samaritan who saw an individual holding a sign, who appeared to be down on her luck,” Jeremy Silbert, Baltimore police public information officer told FOX Baltimore. “So, they stopped the car and gave her money.”
But that money seems to have not been enough.
A man then ran up to the car pretending to thank Smith for her generosity, police said, according to KUTV. However, he allegedly tried to steal Smith’s wallet, and a struggle between the two broke out.
The man then allegedly stabbed Smith in the chest, according to KUTV. He and the woman who was holding the sign proceeded to run off.
Meanwhile, Smith’s family rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries from the stabbing.
The attacker is being described as a man in his 30s, about 6 feet tall with a goatee. The woman, who appeared to be in her 20s, was about 5 feet, 4 inches tall and was last seen wearing a brown jacket.
Anyone with information is urged to call Baltimore police at 410-396-2221 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup
[Photo Credit: Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland]
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