Woman hitchhiker pulls knife on driver, police say

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  • Eliyahu Pleasant Grove, UT
    Jan. 27, 2013 10:23 a.m.

    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.

  • Truthseeker2 SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
    Jan. 26, 2013 5:24 p.m.

    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.

  • Eliot Santaquin, UT
    Jan. 26, 2013 1:27 p.m.

    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.