La Mesa driver believes 'Good Samaritans' were up to no good

Men attempted "nail-in-tire" ruse
Posted at 7:23 PM, Oct 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-11 14:24:15-04

LA MESA, Calif. (KGTV) - A La Mesa woman has a warning for drivers: beware a group of men claiming to be Good Samaritans.

Soledad Ramirez was headed home from tennis practice last Wednesday around 9 p.m. when she was stopped at a light near 70th and University.

She says three men in their 20s in the car next to her were trying to get her attention.

Ramirez says when she rolled down the window, one of the passengers pointed and told her she had a nail in her tire and should pull over so they could help her out.

When she looked over, she caught a glimpse of the driver recording her with her phone. Realizing something was wrong, she took off.  She says she waited until she got behind them, put on her brights, memorized their license plate and later reported it to police.

A spokesperson with La Mesa police says they have looked into the case but have not found any evidence of a crime, but they do encourage anyone with similar reports to call police.