The Gage County Sheriff’s office is investigating the assault and robbery of a man who tried to help some strangers. The victim, 55-year old Robert Kleinjan of Lincoln says he gave a ride to three man he met at the People’s City Mission in Lincoln.
Kleinjan says the men offered to pay him to take them to Barneston. When they arrived, the three men beat him up and threatened to shoot him if he resisted. When he escaped to a nearby field, the three men took off in his car, a 1994 gray Buck Park Avenue.
The victim was treated and released at Beatrice Community Hospital for minor injuries.
The incident was reported about 3:15 a.m. Friday.