Kansas City police say fake Uber driver picked up couple

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Kansas City police are investigating a couple’s complaint that a man claiming to be an Uber driver picked them up and then took off with the woman in the car.

The couple says they were trying to get a taxi early Saturday in the Westport entertainment district when a man saying he was driving for Uber offered them a ride. They told police when they got to their destination, the man got out and the driver sped off with the 23-year-old St. Louis woman, who was asleep.
The driver eventually let her out and she was able to walk to her destination.
The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1vVbKVz) Uber policy and Kansas City ordinance prohibits ride-sharing drivers from picking up passengers without being called through an app or other device.
Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com.