Ormond Beach, FL – The Ormond Beach Police Department is looking for the man who posed as an Uber driver on Friday night and tried to get women into his car.
The incident was reported to OBPD on Sunday, September 11, by the actual Uber driver who heard the story from the alleged victims.
According to the women, they were waiting for an Uber driver outside of the Grind Gastro Pub and Tiki Bar at 49 W Granada Blvd in downtown Ormond Beach when the suspect approached the victims, who were looking at their phones, and asked if they were waiting for an Uber driver. They said they were, and the suspect said he was their Uber driver and told them to get in his car.
Before getting in, one of the women looked at her Uber app and noticed that the driver and vehicle info didn’t match that of the suspect. The women questioned the suspect about whether or not he was actually their Uber driver, and according to Keith Walker, OBPD Public Information Officer, “he was really adament about them getting in the car.”
When the actual Uber driver pulled up, the suspect fled the scene.
The suspect has been described as a Hispanic male of muscular build with teardrop tattoos on his face. He may be driving a black Chrysler 300, described as “tricked out,” with a Tennessee license plate.
OBPD is concerned that this incident has only been reported third-hand, and they’re asking for the victims in this case, or anyone else who has experienced a similar situation, to contact Sgt. D. W. Smith at 386-676-3520. Anyone with information relevant to this case should also call Sgt. Smith.
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