DENVER — A woman who was brutally attacked and robbed outside of a Denver Wal-Mart is getting the help she desperately needs thanks to a stranger in Sidney, Neb.
Elmeania Lampley was shocked to learn an anonymous donor had sent a check for $5,000 to replace the money that was stolen from her on March 30.
“It means a lot, a very very lot,” said Lampley in an interview with FOX31 Denver on Monday.
The 70-year-old had planned to use her tax refund to take her family on vacation to Ohio. Denver Police are still looking for the man they believe followed Lampley out of the Wal-Mart store in the Stapleton neighborhood and attacked her in broad daylight.
“To do that to an old woman, to do that to a person period, it’s just wrong,” said Lampley’s son Earl. The family has tried to help the 70-year-old return to a normal life but the attack has left her paranoid for her own safety.
The donor, who asked only that the credit go to the people of Sidney, Nebraska, sent the check with a note that read: “YOUR STORY TOUCHED MY HEART…I HOPE THIS WILL HELP YOU HEAL AND TRUST AGAIN.”
Denver Police continue to ask for the public’s help in finding Lenny Esquibel, 39, who is accused of the attack. Another man, Jesse Giron, was arrested last week and is accused of driving a getaway SUV after the robbery.