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Published: Saturday, Jan. 26 2013 12:09 p.m. MST

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Eliot
Santaquin, UT

I've picked up hitchhikers before although it has been a long time since the last one. I always thought of it as payback from my days in the army when I hitched a few rides myself. I always thought of a hitchhiker as one who stands by the side of the road with their thumb out, not someone frantically running out into the road.

Truthseeker2
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA

I know someone in another state who gave a ride to a hitchhiker and dsicovered his cell phone was missing after dropping him off.

Though i long to reach out to provide assistance, i can't forget that Elizabeth Smart's family had previously provided work for her kidnapper.

The safest thing we can do is to donate to agencies that provide services to transients--or simply donate to the transients themselves. If someone appears in need, alert authorities.

Eliyahu
Pleasant Grove, UT

So what's the solution? Do we show kindness and charity to no one because of the abuses by a few? No easy answers here... just a lot of difficult decisions.

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