Mar 12, 2019

Uber driver kidnapped passenger to boost fare

An Uber driver has pleaded guilty to kidnapping a sleeping passenger, after driving her more than 60 miles from her destination to boost his fare. She had awoken to find the driver "With his hand under her shirt", court records said, and when she had tried to call for help, he had grabbed her phone. She had then fled, only to find herself in Connecticut instead of New York. She discovered the trip's destination had been changed to Boston, incurring a $1.047 fare. "What's been reported is horrible and something no person should go through," an Uber spokesman told technology news website The Register.

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