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Satanica

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Last Tuesday, Brown requested a ride from her Duncanville home using the ride-share app Lyft.

She saw a car that matched the one supposed to pick her up.

"The picture was I was looking for was a lady of African descent with a head cover of some sort. I get to the car and there's a person of brown-looking African descent. They had a covering that would not allow me to see the complete face," she said.

Brown said she confirmed the driver's name.

"They were like yeah, yeah and so I matched the car with the license plate and we get in," she said. "Well when the driver turned their head the mustache appeared and I'm like: Aaralyn [her daughter] this is not the person!"

Brown said she screamed at the stranger behind the wheel.

"I said: sir, stop the car! That's when it got scary," she said. "He accelerates and I'm like: sir, your picture doesn't match the face on my phone."

They only drove a few yards down the road when Brown said she turned to her 12-year-old daughter.

"I'm like: oh, the door is open. I'm about to jump out. Aaralyn you're going to jump with me and I jumped out. Again, the car slowed down, I'm not up here like 'Avengers' but I had my baby and I'm going to protect her," said Brown.
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After they got out of the car, she said he kept driving.

She then noticed the trip had been canceled on her phone.

But Brown managed to take a screen shot of the trip and sent it to Lyft to investigate.

"I was scared at first because I didn't know what was going to happen," said Aaralyn. "I just got out and I thought maybe he would come back later."

In the days following the incident Brown said she's fearful the strange man will return.

"That person knows where exactly we live. That's the frightening part," she said.

Brown is concerned about whether the registered Lyft driver may have allowed someone else to drive in their place.

"If that is the case tell me that. Don't keep going if I tell you that's not the person," she said. "I wasn't going to wait and see what was going to happen because today there is story after story with craziness."

Lyft is investigating the incident.
All public conveyances should have cameras! It should be a requirement at this point. Then Lyft could just collect the feed from that night and review exactly what happened.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Incident-with-Lyft-Driver-Ends-with-Woman-Child-Jumping-from-Moving-Car-509921851.html
 

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Jaded

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Back in my teen years, I had no problem whatsofuckingever getting into a complete strangers car. (Hey, I was cute, not smart). These days, though? Nah, pass. And as much as I loathe public transportation, I am more likely to use that than Uber or Lyft. Sure, I might have to see some random dude jerkin' his gherkin, but I may also just get to my destination unraped and unmurdered.
 

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Keepalowprofile

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Back in my teen years, I had no problem whatsofuckingever getting into a complete strangers car. (Hey, I was cute, not smart). These days, though? Nah, pass. And as much as I loathe public transportation, I am more likely to use that than Uber or Lyft. Sure, I might have to see some random dude jerkin' his gherkin, but I may also just get to my destination unraped and unmurdered.
I have never thumbed a ride.
Because I saw this on the news and it stuck in my head.


 
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Muriel Schwenck

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Um, don't get on the car unless the license plate and driver's photo match ride confirmation.
if there is any doubt, don't do it. Uber and Lyft will support the passenger on this.
Dial 911, they will also support the person on the street needing assistance from predatory drivers.

And yeah, Mary Vincent. never in my life did I hitch hike. Vincent was the clincher if I was ever tempted. Which I was not.
 

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spiff

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As much as people are terrified of Uber and Lyft, Uber has been the least sketchy of all of my “public transit” experiences by a long shot. Never experienced anyone demanding a BJ or extra cash with threats like with cabs, and no one cracked out and screaming about wanting to murder white people like on the subways.

But yep, always check your driver and license plate carefully. If they’re lying, they’re covering something up.

Also, meet them a few houses down. In a carpool Uber in Philly, a woman was talking about how a previous driver started parking outside her house to come say hi. He got fired from her complaint, but that’s still creepy as fuck. I doubt there would have been any repercussions if it was a cabbie though.
 

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Sejanus

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I am so glad that I drive and own my own vehicle. It is my little safe place of isolation when I go places. If anybody looks at me funny I'll just run their ass down. Problem solved.
 

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