Woman stabbed to death while giving money to needy young mother

A woman who gave money out of her car window to what looked like a needy young mother was then stabbed to death by a man who tried to steal her wallet in east Baltimore.

Local police said 52-year-old Jacquelyn Smith of Harford County in Maryland was riding in the passenger seat of a vehicle Saturday when she rolled down her window to give money to a woman who was carrying a baby or something made to look like a baby.

Police said the woman had a cardboard sign saying “Please help me feed my baby”.

Baltimore woman Jacquelyn Smith, 52, (pictured) was stabbed to death after helping someone who looked like a needy mother.
Baltimore woman Jacquelyn Smith, 52, (pictured) was stabbed to death after helping someone who looked like a needy mother.

Police said a man approached the vehicle to thank Ms Smith for giving money but then tried to steal her wallet.

A struggle ensued and the man stabbed Ms Smith and fled on foot with the woman holding the sign.