Skip to comments.Ohio teen recounts being beaten, robbed by 2 thugs after stopping to help vehicle
Posted on 04/20/2014 10:35:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
An Ohio woman has recounted the moment an act of kindness in helping a perceived pair of broken-down strangers left her being dragged, beaten and robbed on the side of a road.
"Before I could finish asking him if they were OK he grabbed me by the hair and said, 'if you scream I'll hit you even harder,'" 19-year-old Caleigh Roelfs recalled to the Daily News Thursday.
It was 2 p.m. Monday along Napoleon's Route 6 when the engaged criminal psychology student spotted a van with its emergency lights flashing on the side of the road.
"My dad and brothers, even my mom, have always stopped. That's how I was raised," she said of her immediate impulse to help.
But within seconds of the van's passenger stepping out of his vehicle, she lost all control.
The man, she described as a 6-foot black male with a shaved head, face and spider web tattoo on his left hand, violently grabbed her while she was still seated in her car....
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I personally wouldn’t stop to help anybody, which is unfortunate. Most people have cellphones and have cellphone chargers in their cars, so they can get help if they need it.
If perchance the situation looks serious, I’d probably be inclined to call the local police to look into it. It’s just too chancy today to do that.
No good deed goes unpunished.
I feel bad for her but she is lucky it did not go worse. I hope she learns from this real life experience in criminal psychology. I think everybody, but especially women, should carry a weapon.
The government wants to disarm us in the face of the feral mob they created? No thanks.
The man, she described as a 6-foot black male with a shaved head, face and spider web tattoo on his left hand, violently grabbed her while she was still seated in her car.
The description is lacking, There were two perps.
Pretty crappy psychology.
She probably didn’t get a good look at the second suspect, because the first one was busy punching her in the face.
She certainly wasn’t in a position to run away. The only thing she could do in that situation is just completely not resist and hope for the best.
Still don’t believe in open or concealed carry? I bet she does now. If only the same could happen to Bloomberg. Only in this particular case it wouldn’t have because he wouldn’t have stopped to help...well maybe but just enough to slow and listen to the woman scream for his own personal pleasure
I have 1 things to say about this, and I’ll say the serious one first, a woman alone is a fool to stop and offer help to anyone, even in daylight, unless she’s the Marisa Tomei character from “My cousin vinnie” and even then maybe not.
Second: will John Derbyshire please pick up the courtesy phone?
Yeah, ok, it’s true I have a third thing to say, the story does sound a wee bit fishy.
What do you suppose is her angle, worldwide fame and fortune?
Mr. Bloomberg has armed bodyguards and wouldn’t stop for you if you were on fire.
Impossible. I'm certain that Bloomberg is surrounded by armed bodyguards. So he can use guns for protection, but you can't. And that's because he's one of the elite, and you aren't. It's just that simple.
> The description is lacking, There were two perps.
The next time you are out at night in the dark and see two black males tell me how much you van see. Black males blend in real well with the dark especially if they are wearing dark clothing.
Napoleon, a small town of about 9,000, is nearby Toledo, one county removed. I bet the perps are not from Napoleon.
Danger Will Robinson!
I don't care what color the perps were.
I'm a pretty big guy and I'd be VERY wary of this situation.
One time when I was young and stupid, a friend and I stopped to help two guys stranded on the side of the road.
It was dark, and they were out of gas.
We had a gas can and poured it into the tank and gave the carburetor a sip and they were on their way.
The driver thanked us and said, "you really helped us, my buddy has to get out of the state, fast."
Now, my friend was a huge guy and an ex-jailbird, but looking back, I think of just how many things could have gone wrong.
I'd never conceive of doing something like that today.
i can’t do this but if a person really looks in trouble i’d call 911 and tell them the mile markers. i have obligations to my family, my mom and wife and her mom in particular. and my now-old pets who totally depend on me to doctor them,’some several times a day.
Either she hasnt been paying attention or she is getting the bleeding heart Liberal version of criminal psychology where criminal behavior is caused by an unjust society, poverty and social injustice.
One day in Seattle I was in a not busy industrial area when I saw parked on the side of the road a big older truck that a box behind the cab - the kind with a roll up door. The engine hood was up and a guy was standing by the the open back door of the truck holding battery cables and he waved them at me. I got out of there as fast as I could. I could have just seen myself being thrown into the back of that truck.
Come to think of it wonder why he was at the back of the truck next to that open door when if his battery was dead he would have needed to hook the cables to the engine at the front of the truck. Hmmm
Maybe it was nothing..but maybe not.
These guys are going to make it tougher for other black men when their cars breaks down. Soon, no one’s gonna want to stop and help black guys in trouble!
But anyway just because the article doesn't describe the other man doesn't mean that she didn't get a good look at him and tell the cops what he looks like.
She's lucky they didn't rape her.
You make me laugh.
I’ll take door number two, Monty.
You’ve won a NEW CAR!!!
DING DING DING
I thought of him too. If the girl had been Rich Lowry's daughter...
I was raised around Napoleon and live in Toledo presently and I would bet that you are correct. Scene safety is the first thing you evaluate before rendering aid, even for professionals.
I used to stop to help folks ALL the time!!!! Do not any longer haven’t
for years just WAY to dangerous today!!!!!
I stop for bikers.
That’s about it.
That is what my Ball Pythons do.
Dumbest self defense strategy, ever.
Boas bite ya.
I truly dig you, man.
My whole life revolves around getting home to my dogs alive because I know my mom would have them put down before my body was cold.
“She certainly wasnt in a position to run away.”
She was still in the car. Put it in gear and drag the sob
“The next time you are out at night in the dark and see two black males tell me how much you van see.”
It was 2pm, daylight
Some ‘men’ ay? Gotta be a low life POS to prey on a woman who is ‘helping’ them in kind while they steal and mug her over. How such dirty butt holes sleep at night is beyond me but karma will show up at the appropriate time.
Criminal psychology student huh?
I guess she found out that that educational farce didn’t prepare her for the real world did it?
Well I guess a few minutes with those guys qualified her to receive a PHD in criminal psychology didn’t it?
What a worthless profession.
That would make for a great bumper sticker.
She is lucky, and less naive now. Hope she shares this important lesson with others...
“......a 6-foot black male”..........
And the woman stopped to help the guy? Guess how many times she will ever consider helping ANYONE from now on?
Too bad she did have a revolver in her purse and shot the bastard between the eyes.
I liked your post #22. I totally agree that you have obligations to significant other people—and in your case, pets—in your life and you should not put your life in jeopardy in situations such as the one at issue.
Sad, but there was a time that we helped each other in this society. Hasn’t been that way in a long time—probably before I was born.
Unfortunately, this poor fellow learned the hard way.
Double-bad...I should’ve read before posting above—this was a woman! What the hell was she thinking?
From the article, “Asked if she would ever stop again she replied, “Not by myself. Never again”.
I’m not defending this young woman’s decision to stop. That being said, I understand her statement that she was brought up that way. Her Mom, Dad and brothers have always stopped. She’s 19 and perhaps... her parents have shielded her from the dangers of this world and expected their kids to help others. I was raised in a different type of area. You don’t stop unless: it is a Mom with kids or an older person. This is what saddens me: our society has become so violent that good people can no longer offer aid. I thank God that this gal wasn’t raped and had her throat slit. She learned a new life lesson.. and unfortunate one but this incident (believe it or not) may keep her safer in the future. IMHO.
“Arent those unfortunate young people already dumb enough?”
Hopefully the lesson is learned; she shouldn’t have stopped even if the guys were white.
And that includes other black guys.
“criminal psychology student”
probably a bleeding-heart liberal who thinks that certain segments of society are poor, oppressed and downtrodden.
I doubt she learned a valuable lesson in reality.