Uber – Still Hiring Unsafe Drivers
FBI- Uber Driver Accused of Kidnapping, Sex Assault
In yet more not so shocking news, an Uber driver allegedly kidnapped a passenger and assaulted her then dumped her on the side of the road in New York.
24 year old Harbir Parmar of Queens, New York was charged with kidnapping and wire fraud in U.S. District Court.
Harbir’s female passenger reports that on on Feb. 21 Harbir picked up the female customer in Manhattan, who requested a trip to White Plains.
The woman fell asleep and during that nap time Harbir decided to take his passenger more in the direction of Boston, Massachusetts.
Upon waking from her nap, the passenger noticed that instead of driving the car, Harbir was in the backseat with her, touching and fondling her.
The woman requested to go to White Plains or a police station, Harbir just dumped her on the side of the road on I-95, over 85 miles from Manhattan.
What a jerk!
He was charged for kidnapping for the incident.
U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in part had this to say; “Parmar kidnapped, terrorized, and assaulted the woman before dumping her on the side of an interstate. No one — man or woman — should fear such an attack when they simply hire a car service.”
During the investigation here it was discovered Harbir allegedly reported false information regarding customers’ destinations at least 11 times.
He also allegedly falsely claimed customers, including the woman he’s accused of kidnapping, had vomited in his car on at least three occasions, resulting “in over $3,600 in improper charges” to Uber customers.
So he was also charged with wire fraud.
Uber is reportedly cooperating with the investigation and has since parted ways with the driver.
Uber simply has just not had a good run with it’s drivers for both its regular car service and it’s Uber-Eat’s service.
Clearly Uber is still not doing quite enough so as to ensure a restless public that it can retain law abiding drivers who do not sexually assault, rape, kill….it’s customers.
Cristal M Clark