Bay Area/ San Francisco/ Crime & Emergencies
Published on December 12, 2016
24-Year-Old Woman Kidnapped By Rideshare DriverPhoto: Shutterstock

A woman was kidnapped early Saturday morning by her rideshare driver.

According to the SFPD, the intoxicated 24-year-old victim was picked up from an unknown location and driven to a secluded area by an unidentified male driver around 2:20am on December 10th.

Police say the suspect made threats and unwanted advances toward the victim. After she refused his advances, the suspect dropped the victim off at a motel on 2700 block of Lombard Street (between Baker and Lyon streets), and fled.

The victim was not injured, and no arrests have been made.

SFPD public information officer Robert Rueca declined to name the rideshare company the victim and the suspect were using at the time. He said that the investigator on this case will "exhaust every means" to identify the suspect, working with the rideshare company and the victim.

This is not the first time a rideshare user has been kidnapped by a driver in San Francisco.

Back in March, a 22-year-old woman was kidnapped and assaulted by a suspect whom she mistook for her rideshare driver while leaving a nightclub in SoMa.

And in January, a similar incident occurred in the Tenderloin, where an intoxicated 22-year-old man was taken on a ride and robbed at gunpoint by a suspect that he thought was sent by Lyft.