I was at the Container Store the week before Christmas and was approached by a woman. She told me she had a nail in her tire and had been trying to get someone to help her for hours. She was traveling through town (I think she said to Arizona) and just needed a can of fix-a-flat. We had a conversation about fix-a-flat and whether it would do what she needed. She wanted money for a cab to get to an auto parts store. I offered to go to WalMart for Fix-a-Flat. She assured me they didn’t have it. I went anyway and came back with a can. I looked for her in the mall parking lot (where she said her car was) and spoke with mall security who said there’s nothing they can do to help with a flat tire, Didn’t see her anywhere around and didn’t think much more about it.
I was approached by the same woman this week as I came out of Von Maur. I recognized her hair and handbag. This time she told me she needed bus fare to Birmingham and asked if I could help her with some cash. I told her I didn’t have any. As I got in my car I saw her walk out the doors and watched her walk through the parking lot to Dillard’s where she hung out by the door for a bit. I walked into Dillard’s and she asked me if I could help her with money for car repair because her car had broken down.
Caucasian, brunette, ponytail down to her waist, slender, maybe 5’6″ or so, 40’s, carrying a light pink rectangular purse.
I know there are a lot of kind-hearted people around and I hate for anyone to be taken advantage of.