A good Samaritan who picked up someone in need and offered to buy them food found themselves held up at gunpoint then thrown off the hood of their own car.
It happened at a McDonald's on the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus late Sunday, according to a Minneapolis Police Department report. The suspect apparently asked the 25-year-old Minneapolis man for a ride to the bus stop and $5 for fare. But the victim also offered to buy the suspect a meal from McDonald's.
When the man pulled out his wallet, the suspect pushed a handgun to the victim's side and tried to take all the money.
The victim got out of the car and went around to the passenger side where the suspect was sitting, and tried to pull him out. But the suspect moved to the driver's seat and began to accelerate out of the parking lot.
At that point the Samaritan jumped on the hood as the car was moving – the suspect swerved the vehicle back and forth until he fell off, before speeding away.
The victim was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, with the police report saying he might have been run over.
The victim told Minnesota Daily he's since gone home, but is in serious pain and can't do much. (GoMN has reached out to the man and will update this story if we hear back.)
University of Minnesota Police have footage of the incident, and Minneapolis police called it an active investigation.