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Uber driver carjacked, pistol-whipped in Buckhead; teenage girl in custody

Discussion in 'News' started by njn, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. njn

    njn

    Location:
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    Uber driver carjacked, pistol-whipped in Buckhead; teenage girl in custody

    Police have a teenage girl in custody after an Uber driver was pulled from his vehicle and pistol-whipped in Buckhead early Friday.

    The 15-year-old girl and another man jumped into the Uber driver’s car and were pursued by police on I-75, Atlanta police spokesman Officer Jarius Daugherty told AJC.com. She was apprehended when they crashed near New Northside Drive and I-285 in Sandy Springs, but the man ran off, he said.

    Officers were called about 2:30 a.m. after the victim’s car was stolen. He told police he was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Maple Drive and East Paces Ferry Road when two people approached carrying handguns.

    A man came to the driver’s window, while the teenage girl positioned herself at the front passenger window, Daugherty said.

    “Both suspects pointed handguns towards the victim, so he opened the door to exit the vehicle,” he said. “The male suspect then pulled the victim from the vehicle and struck him across the face with the weapon. At that time, both suspects entered the vehicle and fled the location.”

    The victim was treated on scene for a small laceration over his left eye.

    Officers later spotted the car headed north on I-75 near Northside Drive and tried to pull it over. The car didn’t stop, Daugherty said, leading officers on a brief chase.

    The man is still at large, according to police. Police told Channel 2 Action News the girl, who is not being named because she is a minor, is facing carjacking charges.

    An investigation is ongoing.

    “What this driver experienced is frightening and we’ve reached out to check on his well-being,” an Uber spokeswoman told AJC.com. “We will work with police to help with their investigation.”

    https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law...ead-teen-girl-custody/mwQCsykrnu6BzQpXIal4QI/
     
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  2. MHR

    MHR Moderator

    Location:
    Texas
    *sigh* And ya know what, I don’t care if she is a minor. If she’s out there carjacking people then she needs to be named and shamed.
     
  3. uberdriverfornow

    uberdriverfornow

    Location:
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    I love how the story jumps from being pursued to only the girl being arrested, and she just happens to be the passenger that they won't name.

    This is likely just another hoax.
     
  4. MHR

    MHR Moderator

    Location:
    Texas
    I don’t see where they were pax. It states they pulled him from his car. Will have to wait for further developments.
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2018
  5. njn

    njn

    Location:
    nj
    Was the app on and if so, what will uber do to help the driver?

    uber official statement: "Uber sent Pozen a statement Friday afternoon, saying: "What this driver experienced is frightening and we’ve reached out to check on his well-being. We will work with police to help with their investigation.”"
     
  6. The driver was struck with a pistol. Uber has a strict no firearms policy, therefore the driver has been deactivated.
     
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  7. Lee239

    Lee239

    Location:
    Lee county fl
    and charged as an adult.
     
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  8. BS T, really? Da duck fu.

     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2018
  9. uberdriverfornow

    uberdriverfornow

    Location:
    no
    where are you seeing that the driver was deactivated ?

    my apologies, not sure why i said pax
     
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  10. UberLaLa

    UberLaLa

    Location:
    LaLa Land
    That irony just flew over most everyone's head here, huh T? lol
     
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  11. And the girl will never be able to become an Uber driver, not now that she violated Uber policy of no guns in Uber vehicles.
     
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  12. TwoFiddyMile

    TwoFiddyMile

    Location:
    charlotte
    Driving:
    Taxi
    That's a big plus for her.
     
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