‘Good samaritan’ cops help grieving woman

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Copy of ST traffic in Jhb 570 (40081398) INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS Penny Jurgens was lost and about to miss her best friends funeral when a pair of good samaritans came to her rescue. Picture: Motlabana Monnakgotla

Johannesburg - Penny Jurgens was lost and about to miss her best friend’s funeral when a pair of good samaritans came to her rescue.

Those samaritans were two metro police officers who decided to escort her 20km to the funeral.

The problem, however, is that Jurgens didn’t get their names, so this morning she phoned the John Robbie Show on Talk Radio 702 to thank them.

She said because she was so anxious to get to the funeral she just waved and rushed into the funeral parlour in Brakpan.

She did not have time to thank the pair for their kind gesture, she said.

“I’m so grateful for what they did for me. I just think they were so kind.

“I was in such a state because I was late. I did not even have time to take down their names or the registration number of the car they were driving.

“To whoever they are: thank you very much,” Jurgens said.

Yesterday morning Jurgens was on her way to the funeral of a friend, who was strangled to death at her home near Brapkan last Friday.

Jurgens said she left Kensington in Johannesburg at 10am to attend the funeral that was taking place at 11am in Brakpan, but she got lost.

When she realised this, she pulled up next to an Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department vehicle parked on the side of the road.

She was armed with a map book, but the traffic officer told her she was in the completely wrong place.

“I did not know where I was. I told them I was late for my friend’s funeral and I didn’t want to miss it for anything in the world,” she said.

The traffic officers decided to escort her.

“They said, follow us, and they took me right to where I was going.

“That was such a relief for me. I did not have to worry about looking at the map book again. When I left home I looked at it, but I ended up getting lost,” Jurgens said.

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