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This Woman Said She Had To Jump Out Of A Moving Uber After Her Driver Refused To Stop

Discussion in 'News' started by Trump Economics, Sep 20, 2018.

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    "I'm so thankful that I got out okay but jumping out of a moving car window and running for help has to be the scariest thing I've ever gone thru."

    By Salvador Hernandez and Amber Jamieson

    Posted on September 20, 2018, at 9:12 p.m. ET

    An Uber driver from Florida was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping after a passenger said she was forced to jump out of the moving car's window in order to escape.

    Brooke Adkins, who suffered cuts and scrapes to her foot and hands, told Tallahassee Police on Wednesday that her Uber driver refused to stop the car, answering only "no" when she asked to be let out multiple times in what she described to as a weird and terrifying ride.

    Adkins did not respond to BuzzFeed News' request for comment, but posted a series of tweets about her ordeal, including pictures of her bloodied foot and ripped jeans.

    "I got out okay but jumping out a moving car window and running for help has to be the scariest thing I've ever gone thru," she wrote. "I want girls to realize this happens & to be safe, always."

    Her driver, 30-year-old Destiny Racquel Green, was taken into custody on suspicion of kidnapping and false imprisonment, according to a Tallahassee police report.

    An Uber spokesperson called the account "troubling" and said the driver's access to the app has been removed.

    The incident occurred early Wednesday morning after, according to the police report, a male friend called an Uber to take Adkins home.

    Once she and Green got to her location, Adkins said Green asked her if they could drive around the block to listen to music.

    She wrote on Twitter that, even though the request was "weird," she agreed.

    "I thought that was so weird but was just trying to be nice," she wrote. "Maybe she wanted a friend or something."

    Still, she asked the driver to keep recording the drive, "just in case."

    According to the report, the car was briefly stopped by Florida State University Police while the pair drove around the block, and Green at one point asked Adkins to "place her hand on the center console and hold it down."

    Adkins told police she thought the request was weird and, after the stop, told Green to go ahead and drop her off, but the driver refused.

    "Adkins said she continued to ask Green to let her out and Green told Adkins that she was taking her to the hospital," the report states. "Adkins said she asked Green to let her out of the vehicle at almost every stop light and Green continuously said no and nothing else."

    Adkins said she didn't need to go to the hospital, and that she did not understand why Green was refusing to let her out.

    Adkins Facetimed a friend, then called 911 before deciding to jump out of through the car's windows.

    According to the police report, dispatchers could hear her saying, "Help me," in the open line.

    She was finally able to get out of the car by lowering her window and holding down the button to keep Green from closing it from the driver's seat.

    According to the police report, she was able to run toward a Walgreens parking lot, where she stayed with someone until officers arrived.

    Police then drove to Green's home, where she was arrested.

    "What this rider reported to police is troubling," an Uber spokesperson told BuzzFeed News. "We have removed the driver from the app and stand ready to support the police investigation."

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/salvadorhernandez/woman-trapped-uber-ride
     
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  2. And this is why you need a proper driver interview before onboarding the drivers.

    Cause background checks don't always stop the crazies from getting hired.

    Would that driver have survived a thorough interview and a 2 day training course?

    I don't know... but it might have made all the difference in the world.
     
  3. Rakos

    Rakos

    Location:
    Tampa Bay
    Driving:
    UberXL
    Somethin about this story is fishy....

    Thinking started as an encounter...

    That went South....8>O

    Notice the torn genes with blood...

    Butt...no road rash...8>O

    The driver screwed up big time...

    Butt...still not understanding why...

    She didn't get out at the destination...8>O

    Remember this is a job...not a dating app...

    Rakos
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  4. All of these rider stories are weird. I always wonder how much of the story was left out.
     
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  5. Kodyhead

    Kodyhead

    Location:
    South Floreduh
    Driving:
    UberSUV
    Not what I was expecting looks wise lol. Drivers like her give a bad reputation to kidnappers like me Screenshot_20180921-194849_Chrome.jpg
     
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  6. Rakos

    Rakos

    Location:
    Tampa Bay
    Driving:
    UberXL
    Apparently happened here in Florida...
     
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  7. Fuzzyelvis

    Fuzzyelvis

    Location:
    houston
    Driving:
    UberX
    That's a fat foot. I'd like to see how the rest of her fit through the window.

    These stories are always so fishy. Who the heck agrees to drive around the block with the driver after they get to their destination anyway?
     
  8. Lee239

    Lee239

    Location:
    Lee county fl
    I"m thinking why the window, I guess if you have power locks can the driver keep you from opening the door in the back?
    Plus the driver should have power window locks too, maybe she didn't react in time.
    Story sounds odd and the injuries don't make sense for jumping from a car window while it's moving.

    but I think it's a case of an insane Uber driver who needs mental help.
     
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  9. uberdriverfornow

    uberdriverfornow

    Location:
    no
    complete bs....i love the ripped jean at the knee but magically no scrape on the knee itself

    i could go on and on but it looks like you guys are already onto this one
     
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  10. Maybe a scam to get uber to replace a $200 pair of torn Jeans?
     
  11. Kodyhead

    Kodyhead

    Location:
    South Floreduh
    Driving:
    UberSUV
    She probably paid $200 for torn Jean's lol

    Have you seen a floridiot in its natural habitat? Lol
     
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  12. OMG...

    I've never seen that word before...

    MIND BLOWN BRO


    Mind blown...

    My new favorite word....

    Floridiot...
     
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  13. Lee239

    Lee239

    Location:
    Lee county fl
    My favorite state word is M*******.
     
  14. Rakos

    Rakos

    Location:
    Tampa Bay
    Driving:
    UberXL
    I still think the all time best...

    I assume It's someone...

    from Iowa or Kansas...

    It was used in a popular cartoon...8>O

    It would be "Cornholio"...8>)

    Rakos
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    PS. I digress...butt...I am a monkey...8>)
     
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  15. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn

    Location:
    US
    Clearly it was Brook Adkins "Destiny".
     
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  16. Very Scary !
     
  17. HotUberMess

    HotUberMess

    Location:
    Orlando
    Came to say this.

    Uber: “the first 50 rides is basically the interview and probationary stage”
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2018
  18. There goes the " Same Sex Drivers" Safety Theory . .. .
     
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  19. Waiting in airport lots for rides will do this to a person.
     
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  20. touberornottouber

    touberornottouber

    Location:
    Volusia County, FL
    Driving:
    UberX
    Could be a crazy driver but I'd say for every one case of that there are 10-100 cases of "crazy passengers".
     
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