GREENVILLE, Mich. (WZZM)-A veteran who stopped to help someone in need became the victim of a violent robbery instead.

Shane Wilcox, 37, was driving home to Greenville from his security guard job in Grand Rapids Friday evening when he noticed a woman signaling for help next to her car. When Wilcox walked up to help the woman, he says a Chevrolet pickup truck pulled up and two men got out and started attacking him. The woman drove off in her car as the men robbed and beat Wilcox.

"After the fact, I realized I was set up," said Wilcox.

Wilcox made it home where his wife called police. Despite being battered, Wilcox says he stands by his decision to pull over.

"I know a lot of people have wondered if I'm going to stop again and my answer is absolutely," says Wilcox. "There's still a large group of people in our society who need the help and legitimate problems come up. I'm not going to let sour apples ruin the bunch here."

Wilcox describes the woman as pale, thin and white. She had black hair with a purple streak in it and a piercing on her lower lip. Wilcox believes she's between the ages of 18 and 25. She was driving an older looking white car, possible a Ford Taurus.

The Greenville Department of Public Safety is investigating this case.