Ride-hailing apps are undoubtedly convenient, but users should always be careful when hitching a ride from a stranger.
Social media user Christine Juliana Danker recently took to Facebook to warn people about using Uber. In her post, she shared that her son and his friend were robbed and assaulted by motorcyclists after their Uber driver abandoned them in Cheras on Sunday (4th June).
“They took Uber, but the driver didn’t send them to their destination but dropped them halfway. Suddenly 2 guys on a motorcycle pretended to give them a lift, but the guys took them to a secluded spot, robbed and whacked them with their helmets,” wrote Danker.
Besides that, she added that the boys managed to find their way home and went to the hospital to receive treatment. They also lodged a police report.
According to NST, Danker’s son and his friend are college students from a private university. The victims claimed that the Uber driver had grabbed one of their mobile phones and changed the destination to Taman Murni Batu 9, which was not their original destination.
Kajang police chief Assistant Commissioner Othman Nanyan said that the case is being investigated under Section 394 of the Penal Code for causing hurt in committing robbery. “Police are in the midst of tracking down the men involved,” he said.
Read Danker’s full post here:
Meanwhile, one netizen known as Eby Shahrin Mokhtar noted that the driver has also filed a police report. Apparently, the 2 boys were drunk. While the veracity of Eby’s claim is uncertain, we think that the Uber driver in question should not have abandoned them by the roadside.
Last month, a pregnant woman was abandoned by the side of the road after being robbed by her Uber driver. According to reports, she was threatened at knifepoint when the vehicle arrived.
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