"A good Samaritan was assaulted early Sunday morning ... after picking up a man whose truck had broken down." The Paris [Tennessee] Post-Intelligencer, Mar. 2010
This is a sorry twist on the original episode.
In Luke 10:30-37, Jesus told a parable about a man traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho who was robbed, beaten, and left for dead. Though the man was probably a Jew, a priest and a Levite hurried past. Only a Samaritan (a people who had hostile relations with Jews) stopped to help.
Good Samaritan now names someone who generously aids those in distress. Good Samaritan Laws protect persons who, in good faith, render emergency care.