"Bad Samaritan" caught on tape stealing man's wallet

Store security cameras recorded what happened

Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a "Bad Samaritan" who was caught on tape finding a man's wallet and keeping it for herself.

It all happened at the HEB Plus! grocery store off Expressway 83 and Shary Road back on January 19th.

Victim David Mendoza told Mission police he was shopping and was paying at a cash register when he set his wallet on the counter.

Mendoza accidentally left the wallet on the counter and left but a woman who was behind him in line found it and put it in her purse.

Mission police said Mendoza was in the parking lot when he realized his wallet was missing and returned inside the store.

Investigators said Mendoza asked the woman but she said she didn't know anything.

Store surveillance cameras later proved that she found it, kept and lied to Mendoza.

The wallet reportedly had $800 pesos, a debit card, identification and his border crossing card.

Anyone with information about the woman or her identity is asked to call Mission Crime Stoppers at (956) 581-TIPS or (956) 581-8477.