Uber Driver Robbing Passengers
More Woes for Uber
Cristal M Clark
Uber just cannot seem to stay out of the news and by news, I mean bad news. In the past several years Uber and Uber Eats drivers have faced a plethora of charges, from assault, rape, to attempted murder and more recently the news has reported in detail just how easy it is for someone to print out an Uber logo and pretend to be an Uber driver. I actually saw this recently although the individual who had the fake Uber sticker in his window didn’t quite cut it out like a professional, it honestly looked like a 5-year-old did the work and the guy was smoking whilst driving. A pretty clear indication he was not in fact, a driver for Uber.
Straight off the wire today Police in San Mateo, California, have arrested 38-year-old Jackie Gordon Wilson, who allegedly dropped off his Uber Passengers at the airport then went back to their home to rob them blind.
What an ahole.
Surveillance footage from a doorbell camera showed a man approaching the front door on Thursday, then walking away from the house. Police say he was chased off when the security alarm went off.
But that was clearly not enough to make him stop trying to rob anyone because he was later caught on camera breaking into another home a few blocks away. The house was ransacked and a number of items had been stolen.
Jackie spent 4 hours, yes 4 hours ransacking the home and was seen on video taking bag after bag of valuables, including heirlooms that had been saved during the Holocaust.
The victim just so happened to post video of the burglary online and the other homeowner saw it and showed it to his former guests who recognized the man as their Uber driver.
During his arrest, some of the stolen property was found in his home as well as the clothes he was seen wearing in the videos.
Jackie was charged with first degree burglary, attempted first degree burglary, and resisting arrest.
What is really shocking about this, is that many of the ride shares around share the same drivers so how is it that Lyft is not experiencing the same issues as Uber does? Uber seemingly has an unprecedented number of claims surrounding the service such as fake drivers, raping and killing women, violent prone drivers they supposedly background check to attempting to murder those that forgo a tip.
Uber not only has a bad reputation for passengers a quick Google search shows just how tarnished that reputation is with its drivers so it would be a fair assumption to believe that Uber is not able to attract the right kind of driver like other ride shares do, you know drivers who are not in the business of robbery, raping or killing.
Quite Simply put, Uber needs to do a lot more in an effort to protect it’s passengers and they are clearly not willing to step up to the plate yet.
Cristal M Clark