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Police: Drunk Woman Asks For Lift Home, Then Robs Good Samaritan

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MURRYSVILLE (KDKA) – He thought he was doing a good deed by helping a woman stranded along the road, giving her a ride.

Instead, that good Samaritan became a victim.

John Orsinger, of Export, was driving his truck along Manor Road off William Penn Highway on July 28, sometime after midnight.

He spotted what he thought was a damsel in distress – a blonde woman standing on an embankment by Watson Chevrolet.

According to the criminal complaint, that young woman, 22-year-old Heidi Isabella Corey was visibly drunk and upset.

She told Orsinger that her boyfriend had taken away her car keys and that she needed a ride home, police say.

Police believe that Corey had been drinking at the Hot Rod Lounge across the road.

Orsinger offered to take Corey home in Delmont, but first stopped for gas. While he was paying inside, Corey took off.

Orsinger returned to find his truck’s center console open and a bank bag contain cash and a check totaling $253 gone. Corey allegedly left just three $5 bills behind.

Orsinger, who owns the laundromat on Kennedy Avenue was not available for comment.

Police said that Corey also allegedly used Orsinger’s cell phone to make a call. They were able to trace that call which is what led them to the suspect.

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