Police: Good Samaritan helping crash victims in Phoenix has truck stolen by driver who caused it

Posted at 12:14 PM, Jan 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-30 19:47:17-05

A man who stopped to help after seeing a severe crash in Phoenix had his truck taken by the driver who reportedly caused the crash. 

Police report that on January 20 after 5 p.m., a man jumped out of his running truck to help after a crash near 54th and Washington streets. That's when the man who police say caused the crash, 25-year-old Roman Antonio Cooke, jumped into the truck and took off. 

Police found Cooke and the stolen truck about 90 minutes later at a motel in Tempe.

Police say Cooke was driving on a suspended license after two DUI convictions in the past three years.