Helping Someone in the middle of the Road

I was on my way to my house when I saw someone struggling walking on the road, I came close to him and check his situation, I found out that he sprain his ankles while running earlier so I help him t get up and bring him to his home, luckily his home is near in my neighborhood. I wonder why no one helps him since there are a lot people passing by that road, He told me that they are afraid for him because they think that he is a scammer, He told me that he can’t do anything about the people thinking.I felt sorry for him.
May the Lord bless you!