(Kimberling City, Mo.) -- Retirement has been good to Sam Baxter. It's given him more time to focus on wooden creations he only makes with a recipient in mind.
"I don't sell anything. I just give it away," says Baxter.
It's that generosity that almost got him in trouble. Thursday, Baxter got a call from his grandson. At least, that's what the caller said.
"He said, 'Don't you recognize my voice?' and I said, 'Are you Sam?' He says, 'Yeah.' I say, 'Ok, what can I do for you?' Umm... 'I'm in jail and I need your help,'" says Baxter.
The caller wanted Baxter to wire him nearly $2,500 for bail. He said he got a DWI in Canada. To Baxter, the caller's story seemed solid.
"Everything just seemed to fall right into place," says Baxter.
He just needed a couple of days to get the cash out of his IRA, but his so-called grandson couldn't wait.