Creepers Beware...I refuse to be a victim...

Raquel

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After uber gave away my personal information and I was stalked by a creeper, I felt like the creeper had power over me.. he had the power to make me live in fear, in terror of getting pinged and having him jump in my car.. it was one of the worst feelings in my life being a victim...and ultimately it also made me hasten my departure from uber... (which in hindsight was the best thing that could have happened...now having a job as a casino VIP hostess and having a fixed work schedule, fixed salary, health benefits, safe work envionrment...)

But as I do uber part time now, I decided that I was going to bring a new friend with me on all my rides... I had previous shooting experience as I used to go to the gun range with my dad, but I decided I still needed a re-fresher. I then went shopping and purchased a "friend" that most matched my personality....

Now I refuse to ever let anyone terrorize me or leave me in fear...and most of all I refuse to be a victim....


So without further ado...I introduce my new best friend.... who will be accompanying me on all my rides.....

Creepers beware...
 

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Raquel

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Carrying that, while it is your 2nd amendment right to do so, is in violation of Uber's corporate policy.

I'd keep your "friend" quiet if I were you.
Uber doesn't employee me, I'm an ic...so they can't tell me what I can or can't carry in my own car...and as far as I know there are plenty of other drivers who carry...
 

Eat.Sleep.Drive

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I hope you never ve to use that in any way or shape, and get on the news. Pepper spray ll suffice. I only ve my aluminum water bottle as a weapon, or a pen hehe, in my cab if anything scary ever happened.

Thankfully in four years of driving weird hours and shady neighborhoods, I only got so much as pinched on the arm by a belligerent rich bastard Indian that got kicked out of a five star hotel by their security. I even got $40 from him, but I drove him where cabs were parked and three large cabbies took it over for me. He got out to fight em at $7 mark, and I went back in and locked my car. He came back, but i only returned the $20 n drove off. Should ve kept everything. That pinch really hurt like a MF. Every time I touched the spot, it hurt me for a week or so afterwards. SMH
 

Dan Dixon

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If I am about to be raped or kidnapped you betcha..

A taser...has a high fail rate... a gun is the best equalizer... In a life or death situation a taser..doesn't make me feel secure... and isn't very effective...
Just be careful, I know that some states have the "stand your ground" law, I don't think CA is one of them. Use a dashcam that records inside the vehicle, as well as forward view, that way if you ever do have to use that weapon, you have proof that you had reasonable fear for your life.
toi, I am all for someone using whatever form of defense they are comfortable with, while you may feel more comfortable with a taser or pepper spray, I am more comfortable with a Colt 1911. not saying I carry it while I am driving, no one needs to know if it is there or not unless it is needed. Most of the punks who would try to attack an Uber driver, or a Cabbie, will run at the first glance of a handgun anyway, probably not even wait till the car stops.
 

st3rling

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Plain and simple - you will not have time to pull the gun out. Even if you do, most of the guys will be able to overpower you, take the gun and use it against you. Or worse, take it and use it to harm someone else. Then go and try to prove it wasn't you.
 

Renaldow

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Pepper spray ll suffice.
You NEVER want to discharge pepper spray in a vehicle. There is no way to not be sprayed yourself in the closed environment of a vehicle. If you discharge it while driving you will now have effectively incapacitated yourself (the driver). Assuming you don't wreck or are not moving, your car will now be uninhabitable. You will not be able to have it cleaned unless you do it yourself or pay 4 figures to a company that specializes in hazmat clean up. Capsicum is no joke.

A taser...has a high fail rate... a gun is the best equalizer...
If you believe that, you need to do more research! By all means do what you feel you need to do to be safe. However, guns have a very high failure rate, especially semi-auto's like you have. The wrong ammo brand, a scuff on the casing, pressing it into the magazine with the wrong force, it can all lead to a misfeed and jam the pistol. A lot of variables work to make that gun fire and if one of them is off slightly the whole operation crashes to a halt. Safe travels.
 

JaxBeachDriver

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After uber gave away my personal information and I was stalked by a creeper, I felt like the creeper had power over me.. he had the power to make me live in fear, in terror of getting pinged and having him jump in my car.. it was one of the worst feelings in my life being a victim...and ultimately it also made me hasten my departure from uber... (which in hindsight was the best thing that could have happened...now having a job as a casino VIP hostess and having a fixed work schedule, fixed salary, health benefits, safe work envionrment...)

But as I do uber part time now, I decided that I was going to bring a new friend with me on all my rides... I had previous shooting experience as I used to go to the gun range with my dad, but I decided I still needed a re-fresher. I then went shopping and purchased a "friend" that most matched my personality....

Now I refuse to ever let anyone terrorize me or leave me in fear...and most of all I refuse to be a victim....


So without further ado...I introduce my new best friend.... who will be accompanying me on all my rides.....

Creepers beware...
I would caution you not to let it give you a false sense of security. You never know how you would react in a situation until it happens.
 

rtaatl

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Raquel, you're right....Uber should not give out people's stats and info. Neither should you as you did in another thread posting real Uber drivers faces and license plate numbers...and mocking them. A bit entitled, honey?
Some of you people need to really go back and look up Raquel 's story. Then you will get a clear understanding of why she insists on taking action...as well as the lack of support Uber will have for you in this type of situation.

Also how Uber recklessly gave out her personal information to someone and has not been held accountable.
 
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Eat.Sleep.Drive

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You NEVER want to discharge pepper spray in a vehicle. There is no way to not be sprayed yourself in the closed environment of a vehicle. If you discharge it while driving you will now have effectively incapacitated yourself (the driver). Assuming you don't wreck or are not moving, your car will now be uninhabitable. You will not be able to have it cleaned unless you do it yourself or pay 4 figures to a company that specializes in hazmat clean up. Capsicum is no joke.
Lol. Thanks for the info. Never really thought about it. I know a driver who carries one. Also another driver who carries police grade taser. I plan on using whatever weapon the assailant is trying to use on me :p
Btw, let's not forget your biggest weapon: your vehicle.

PS: in taxi we have a bandit light indicator, usually works at night, to inform a cop driving by that we are in distress. One early morning I had my light out by accident, and driving this girl to the airport. Somehow she also had decided to sit next to me. While on the way, a police pulled me over n started shouting, calling out for me to come to him, and asking if I'm okay. I knew the light was out so I immediately went out and explained everything is cool and just need to fix it. At least I knew that day, this thing works.
 

Raquel

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Plain and simple - you will not have time to pull the gun out. Even if you do, most of the guys will be able to overpower you, take the gun and use it against you. Or worse, take it and use it to harm someone else. Then go and try to prove it wasn't you.
That's a sexist thing to say... why would I be overpowered because I'm a girl??? So what's your solution then?? Carry pepper spray or maybe a whistle??

I hate how men automatically assume that us women are too weak to use a gun and we shouldn't carry one because we might get "overpowered" . I'll take my chances with a gun, instead of just sitting around helpless...and if some perv things he can overpower me and take my gun, I hope he has his final resting place picked out because one of us is going to the morgue, and it sure as heck won't be me.
 

st3rling

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Yes, because you're a girl, most guys will overpower you. But the same is true for the male drivers. Just think about it... Most riders sit in the back, most of the time unbuckled. You don't see what they're doing most of the time, especially at night and you're buckled in.
Let's say you're sitting at the traffic light at night and someone grabs you from behind, do you really think you will have any time to do anything with the gun? Or you're planning on keeping your hand on the gun at all times with the safety off?
My suggestion would be:
Buy a toy gun and ask your friend (live person) to ride with you in the back of your car and instruct them to simulate an assault at the random stop (just do it somewhere in suburbs where no one can see you). Then see what you can do with the gun during the assault.
 
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