Truth is much better than fiction. This recent article from Star News proves the point.
“The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is warning that a man claiming to be an attorney and asking for gas money in the Monkey Junction area is perpetrating a scam.
In the past few days, three people in the Monkey Junction area have been approached by a man saying he forgot his wallet and needs gas money to make it to the hospital, where his wife is about to have a baby, according to a news release from Cpl. Charles Smith with the sheriff’s office.
Smith said the man vows to return in a couple hours but doesn’t.
In the most recent incident, the man is described as a white man in his 40s, about 6 feet tall, 190 pounds, Smith said. He was wearing a polo shirt and khaki pants and driving a black, extended cab Ford F-150 or F-250, Smith said. The truck has a Harley Davidson plate on the front and stickers underneath the quarter panel that say ‘FX-4′ in red and ‘OFF ROAD’ in silver, Smith said.
Anyone with information on the suspect should call detectives at 798-4260.”