Rome police search for victims of 'driver in need' scam

Credit: Rome Police Department

Rome police are looking for anyone who has given money to a scam artist posing as a driver in need because his car had broken down.

On May 1, Delmar Watkins, accompanied by two females, acted as if his black Dodge Charger was disabled on Braves Boulevard near Veterans Memorial Highway, according to police. He then asked for money from passersby, but nothing was actually wrong with his vehicle.

Police say Watkins had a young and an older female with him during the incident, and this isn’t his first time committing this scam.

Police are asking anyone who has given money to Watkins to contact the Rome Police Department at 706-238-5129.

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