Samaritan robbed of $260


A Good Samaritan who stopped to help a stranded motorist on the Baltimore Beltway near the Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard exit early yesterday was pistol-whipped and robbed of $260, county police said.

According to police, Michael A. Brendel, 24, pulled over to help the motorist about 1 a.m. As Mr. Brendel, of the 2700 block of Wilkens Avenue, connected jumper cables to the battery of his car, the motorist smacked him with a gun and demanded his money.

Mr. Brendel gave him the money and the motorist got back into his car -- a dark-colored Ford Thunderbird -- and drove west.


* Pumphrey: Thieves stole tools valued at $500 from Clay Castle Trucking Co., in the 4700 block of Belgrove Road, between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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