Police looking for roadside trickster

Eva Smith

Authorities were looking Friday for a woman they say has flagged down vehicles and asked for money in the downtown Augusta area at least five times since May.

Eva Carrol Smith, 44, flags down cars, sometimes with a gas can, asking for money and promising the victims that a police investigator will reward them later with cash or a job, police said. The suspect, who frequents the corner of Emmett and Parnell streets, also gives victims a telephone number for the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.