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By Jon O’Connell joconnell@civitasmedia.com



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WILKES-BARRE — A Good Samaritan found himself fearing for his life when two men he was attempting to help chased him back with weapons, according to a city police release.


The victim, a 44-year-old man, had approached what he thought was a disabled green Ford Mustang around 6:30 p.m. Saturday to see if the two men sitting inside it needed help, police said.


The man was speaking with a white male in the driver’s seat, when a black male, who had been in the passenger’s seat, exited the car and flashed a pocket knife, police said.


The man ran back to his front porch, and picked up a broken chair leg to defend himself, and, in turn the knife-wielding man returned to the vehicle, police said.


The driver then spun the tires and did a “doughnut” on the street before speeding away traveling north on North Welles Street, police said.


As they were pulling away, the black man pointed a silver-colored handgun out the window toward the man on his porch, he told police.


The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with knowledge of the incident is asked to contact city police at 570-208-4200, or by dialing 911.


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