SOUTH UNION TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — They presented themselves as Good Samaritans, but a local couple is accused of being the opposite.
Patricia Georgiana was trying to get to the hospital, but couldn’t make it. She was standing by her car with a cane going in and out of consciousness when two strangers offered her a ride.
“Someone just jumped in the driver’s seat of my car and started scooping the money off the floor and then he put his hand over my checkbook and cell phone,” she said.
The man in the driver’s seat was later identified as 24-year-old Joseph Walters. His friend, 28-year-old Deboria Axton, jumped in the back.
They drove Georgiana to Uniontown Hospital and walked her inside before driving back to Georgiana’s house on Williams Street in South Union Township.
Walters allegedly broke in through a window and stole gaming equipment and prescription drugs.
Axton remained in the car where she was confronted by a neighbor who memorized their license plate number.
Police were able to identify the owners of the car as the same people on the surveillance tape walking Georgiana into Uniontown Hospital.
“They probably saw someone who was in need,” State Trooper Stefani Plume said. “They were driving through the area for whatever reason and decided to take advantage of her.”