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article imageWoman mistakenly thought Lyft driver was kidnapping her

By Owen Weldon     Nov 1, 2015 in Odd News
San Francisco - On Thursday night, a woman ordered a ride from Lyft, a ride-sharing service similar to Uber, but she jumped out of the car at a stoplight. Why? She thought the Lyft driver was trying to kidnap her.
The woman broke her ankle as she jumped out of the car and ran away. However, it turned out the incident, which occurred around 11:20 p.m., wasn't actually an attempted kidnapping. It was just a big misunderstanding.
The woman told the driver, who is deaf, to stop, but the driver didn't hear her. She thought the Lyft driver was going in the wrong direction, but police said the driver was going in the right direction using a different route to reach their destination.
Police were notified by the woman, who initially reported the incident as an attempted kidnapping. Police said there was no criminal maliciousness nor was there any criminal intent.
Another incident, in San Francisco, involving a ride-sharing service, occurred early Friday morning. A man carjacked an Uber driver in the Glen Park neighborhood.
Police said the Uber driver was picking up a passenger when a man approached the vehicle and ordered the driver and passenger out. The suspect ended up driving off with the vehicle, and police are still searching for the suspect.
Lyft was started back in 2012, and it is a ride-sharing serivce/app. Customers download the Lyft app, and then they use the app to request rides when they need one. Customers pay for the ride with their phone. Uber operates in a similar way.
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