A female law professor described a horrifying Uber ride to the airport in Denver during which the driver allegedly locked the doors and pulled the car off the highway after telling her he wanted to ‘take her to a hotel.’
Nancy Leong, who teaches constitutional law at the University of Denver, posted a thread on Twitter in which she details the harrowing moments in which she was allegedly held captive in an Uber vehicle.
‘Hey @Uber your driver was taking me to the airport. He said he was going to ‘take me to a hotel’ and got off the highway. We got to a stop light. I started yelling “let me out of the f—ing car” and he wouldn’t unlock the doors,’ she tweeted.
Leong claims she started pounding on the windows and demanded that the driver let her out.
The driver finally agreed when he noticed construction workers nearby watching them from the side of the road.
When Leong got out of the car, she says she went to the back of the car to retrieve her luggage, which was in the trunk.
When she noticed the trunk was locked and the driver refused to open it, she started pounding on the back window.
‘Then he got out of the car and started coming toward me,’ she wrote.
After she retrieved her luggage, she hailed another Uber which proceeded to bring her to the airport.
Uber responded to Leong on Twitter, writing: ‘Hi, Nancy. Our team will be reaching out to you personally.
‘We greatly appreciate your patience while we work to resolve this matter.
‘Rest assured, we take this matter seriously.’
The company has banned the driver from its service, according to the New York Post.
‘What Nancy described is awful and unacceptable,’ said a company spokesman.
‘This driver has been blocked from the app and we are investigating.’
SOURCE: Daily Mail – Ariel Zilber