One of the most risky things about taking public transportation is that you’ll never know who you might encounter. One woman shared her scary experience when a Grab driver threatened to rape her as she exited the ride after feeling uncomfortable with his lewd comments. Another woman shared her Grab story but this time, it wasn’t the driver who was the perpetrator.
On Tuesday (16th August), Facebook user Jade Yee posted on her profile detailing her terrifying experience of a man trying to impersonate her in order to steal the Grab ride she booked. In the written post, Jade said that the incident took place at Mid Valley Megamall at the West Entrance nearby Starbucks.
She noticed that a Malay man had walked in front of her as she was about to enter her ride but then the man suddenly opened the door of the Grab car and started yelling at the driver to drive to his destination. “I was confused cause I was the one who booked the Grab and it was under my name,” she wrote. Jade decided not to do anything just yet and waited to observe what this man was trying to do.
The man apparently tried to impersonate her by claiming to the driver that he was Jade and that he was the one who booked the Grab ride. She confronted him immediately by asking him to show his booking details. She even asked why he was impersonating her but the strange man fled before she could get an answer. Both Jade and the driver were left baffled by the encounter but also relieved that he left.
Luckily the man wasn’t armed but Jade couldn’t help but wonder what if the man had a weapon on him… Someone like the driver could’ve gotten hurt and she might have to bear legal responsibilities since she booked the ride. Towards the end of the post, she urged Grab drivers to stay safe and check the person’s booking details before driving off.
Netizens reacted to the post with most saying that they’re glad nothing bad happened to Jade and the driver. Some also thanked her for sharing her story and a few Grab drivers also commented by sharing their experiences with customers as well.
It is currently unknown if Mid Valley Megamall is aware of the situation and so far, there has been no updates on whether or not Jade has filed a police report.