HOUSTON - There is a dangerous scam impacting drivers in our area. Police say suspects wave drivers off the road indicating that something is wrong with their vehicle. However, it’s really a scheme to rob the driver once they are pulled over. This scam has been going on for years, according to Houston police. KHOU 11 News spoke to two young women who were targeted Tuesday night.
HOUSTON - Talking about what happened to her son is still tough for Dandria Lodge. “It needs to be talked about. It really needs to be talked about,” she said. Two years ago, her son Lawrence Williams was riding home from a holiday party. The 25 year old was leaning back in the passenger seat of his car, when an accident changed his life forever. Williams suffered nearly fatal brain injuries and half of his body was paralyzed. "It was horrible. His face was swollen," Lodge said.
After the disaster, volunteers made it their mission to rebuild the vet’s home in time for his 100th birthday. Not only was Fly’s home ready a few days early, new friends threw him a party to celebrate the milestone at the Cypress Creek Education Center in Spring on Sunday. The event was also an opportunity to thank first responders who put their lives on the line during Harvey. “I can’t believe it still, even though I’ve seen it,” said Fly.
Last night we told you about a scam where guys wave drivers down as if somethings wrong with your car. But really, they want to rob you. Now we've heard reports of it happening in 5 spots recently! Be careful out there #khou11https://t.co/eMIzt4Blop
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