NYDN – An 18-year-old goon helped a motorist dig out a car buried on a snow-swept Queens street Friday. Then he carjacked the man’s ride — along with his iPhone and cash — at gunpoint, cops said. But Genero Placenia’s plan fell apart after he helped his 19-year-old victim free the Honda Civic on 75th St. near Pitkin Ave. in Ozone Park at 1:30 p.m., officials said. The robbery suspect ditched the car in a snowbank. Placenia, who shucked off his clothes and shoes as he ran, was caught in a nearby building — with “most of his clothes off” cops said.
You know the phrase “to good to be true?” Well when some random teenage thug from Queens is helping you dig your car out of the snow, we’re looking at a to good to be true situation. I’m not gonna sit here and say the driver should have known he was gonna end up getting robbed at gun point. I’m just saying he should have known something was up. Foul play was afoot. Because nobody, and I mean fucking NOBODY helps perfect strangers dig in the snow without ulterior motives. There’s only one thing worse on the planet earth than scraping windshields and shoveling and digging out cars and thats moving. In either scenario, you only help family. Thats it. Not even close friends. I’ll shovel for my mother. I’ll help my brother move. I’ll help my old man get his car out of the snow bank. And thats fucking it. Close friends? Nope. Feeble old women? Pregnant ladies? Injured veterans of war? Nope. You’re all on your fucking own.
So like I said, I don’t expect this guy to be a detective and know he was about to get carjacked at gunpoint, but you gotta keep your head on a swivel in a situation like that. No random teenager is gonna help you out in a snow blizzard out of the goodness of his heart. He’s probably gonna rob you blind.