Hamilton man attempting to assist household in misery practically falls sufferer to rip-off


A Hamilton man was virtually the sufferer of a rip-off on Thursday when he thought he was doing a very good deed.

Matthew Baboth thought he was pulling over to assist a household on the off ramp of Freeway 401 at Guelph Line in Burlington.

READ MORE: GO buses to switch trains this weekend on a part of Lakeshore West line

Baboth mentioned, “So I’m pulling off the freeway and there’s a car on the facet… there’s a man with a white shirt, attempting to wave down visitors, like as if he wants help.”

When Baboth obtained out of his automobile to assist, he says issues obtained bizarre, “He comes as much as my window, and he begins telling me ‘I’m a wealthy man from Dubai,’ offers me this story, has a bunch of faux jewellery with him after which he proceeds to type of throw it in my automobile, saying ‘please take this, please take this’ and this level I knew one thing’s not proper.”

READ MORE: Hamilton driver affected by medical episode hits hydro pole

After the person requested for cash, Baboth took out his cellphone and began recording. Baboth says the person tried to cease him from filming and walked away again to his automobile. He says somebody contained in the automobile confirmed a weapon. “The passenger within the car flashes what gave the impression to be a knife, and was making gestures, yelling…”

They ultimately took off and Baboth known as the police. A few hours later the 2 suspects had been caught and arrested in Oshawa.

Halton police say though they’ve seen a lot of these scams up to now it’s uncommon to see the suspects escalate to threats with weapons.

READ MORE: Oakville animal shelter appeals to public after 3 canine present in ‘horrible situation’


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *