Fake Uber Driver Rapes Woman Than Helps Her Home
Authorities in Washington state have released security footage showing a man suspected of raping a woman after pretending to be her ride-share driver.
The sexual assault took place in Seattle back in December 2018, but deputies with King County Sheriff's Office made the video public on Tuesday along with a plea for the public’s help, having exhausted all of their leads.
At around 12.15am, she went outside to catch the ride-share car that a friend had ordered for her to take her home.
The woman asked several ride-share drivers parked in the area if they were there for her, until one of them identified himself as her chauffeur, reported Q13 Fox.
The man led the woman to his black car, possibly a Dodge Charger, and took off.
During the ride, the woman said the bogus ride-share driver pulled over near the 11400 block of 5th Avenue S in the White Center neighborhood and raped her. He then asked for her address and took her home.
Security footage recorded by the victim’s Ring doorbell camera shows the suspect calmly walking the woman’s to her front door and unlocking it with her own key, which he had in his pocket.
He also hands the woman her cellphone back, which evidently he had taken away earlier.
The suspect was described as 'possibly Hispanic' and speaking with an accent. Authorities have found no evidence to suggest that he ever worked for any ride-share service.
He hands the woman her cellphone back, which apparently he had taken away earlier
The law enforcement agency’s appeal to the public for help comes just days after Samantha Josephson, a University of South Carolina student, was found murdered after she got into a man's car thinking it was her Uber.
Date Posted: Thursday, April 4th, 2019 , Total Page Views: 432