Stranger replaces Good Samaritan’s stolen cellphone in Nanaimo, B.C.

Stranger replaces Good Samaritan's stolen cellphone in Nanaimo, B.C.

File photo.

File photo.

The RCMP say a Good Samaritan whose cellphone was stolen while she was helping an accident victim in Nanaimo, B.C., has had the device replaced by a stranger.

Const. Gary O’Brien says the local detachment was swamped with offers to help Anne Marie Behan after police issued a news release on her predicament.

She had rushed from her home in Nanaimo last Saturday night to help a person who had been injured in a car crash.

While she was providing first aid she placed her phone on the roof of a car and police say it was taken.

Behan said the phone was a “lifeline” that connected her to her daughter and her job, and as a single mom she didn’t have the money to replace it.

O’Brien says police received numerous calls from strangers who wanted to replace the phone, including from a man who was flying to Houston and read about what happened.

“They all wanted to rectify a wrong,” he said in a news release on Friday.

“This is a nice ending to a sad story. It also goes to show there are more good people than negative out there.”

O’Brien said the first person Behan contacted with her new phone was her daughter.

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