Not quite sure if this was a scam or not. Last Friday, a nicely dressed guy holding a set of car keys was standing by the intersection of a road I was driving down at about 9.30am, walking from car to car, asking for money. He was gesturing with his keys up the road, saying his car had run out of gas and could people please help him get enough gas to get home. When I had gotten through the intersection, I didn't see any car on the side of the road, so I'm not sure where he was pointing to with his keys.
At 3pm, when I drove the same route later, he was still there. I'm pretty sure he would have gotten enough donations for a couple of litres of fuel in 6 hours, which makes me suspicious. Surely in 6 hours, he could also have made alternative arrangements? Called a friend, or gotten to nearby ATMs to withdraw some cash, or figured out something other than asking people for gas money at traffic lights.