HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA - So much for being a nice guy - a man was attacked with mace after offering a stranger a ride home. Pro Tip: Don't offer a ride home to someone living in a Housing Project.
According to WAFF.com,
According to the initial police report, officers said a man agreed to give another man a ride from a store to the Northwood Housing Development. But once both men got into the car, things escalated.
Police said once the driver stopped the vehicle, the passenger pulled a can of mace and sprayed the driver in the face.
Fearing for his safety, police said the driver pulled a handgun and shot the passenger. The passenger then jumped out of the car and started to run.
According to the police report, the driver cleared the mace from his eyes, drove out of the area, and called police.
The wounded robber, identified as 56-year-old Clifton Fletcher, was found dead in a nearby yard. Neighbors have said it makes them concerned,
"It does make us feel uneasy. I know you can't run away from crime, no matter where you go, but you just have to be safe and do the best you can do in order to be safe; teach your kids to be aware of your surroundings in order to know what's going on."