Good Samaritan: ‘I was doing the right thing, and it turned out bad for me’

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— Jacob McCoy felt he needed to help out when he came upon a a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 early Sunday. But he never expected he would become a crime victim.

“I was just doing the right thing, so I thought, and it turned out bad for me,” McCoy said Monday.

The crash occurred at about 2 a.m. on westbound Interstate 40 near the Airport Boulevard exit. Juan Martinez was pinned behind the steering wheel of his Honda Accord, which had been hit from behind by a Mercedes SUV, authorities said.

“He was bleeding pretty bad. His legs were crushed pretty bad. I was just helping him out until the ambulance got there,” McCoy said.

Then he noticed his Chrysler 200 was missing.


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