Authorities say he didn’t respond to help after a traffic accident in Lugoff Monday afternoon but rather to take advantage of the confusion to steal from one of the victims.
Kesse Alexander Wright, 22, of Lugoff, was charged with petty larceny after an iphone belonging to one of the drivers was found in a console of Wright’s girlfriend’s car.
“Stealing from someone when you are pretending like you are helping them is pretty low,” said Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews in a news release.
Witnesses told deputies that they thought Wright was a “Good Samaritan,” when they witnessed him reaching into one of the two vehicles that collided around 3:30pm Monday in front of Lugoff’s Kentucky Fried Chicken on US #1.
But then the driver said her iPhone, which had been on the front seat, was missing.
The deputy called the phone and heard it ringing inside a nearby car. The phone, which showed that the deputy had just called it, was removed from inside a console by Wright’s girlfriend and given to the deputy, Matthews said.
Wright is being held at the Kershaw County Detention Center.