A video shared by a TikTok user purports to show a dimly-lit Uber journey in Birmingham in which the driver repeatedly tells a woman that she can’t leave his vehicle
An “Uber” driver told his terrified female passenger “stay in my car” as she desperately pleaded with him to let her out of his vehicle, footage shows.
Video shared by a TikTok user purports to show a dimly-lit Uber journey in Birmingham in which the driver repeatedly tells a woman that she can’t leave his vehicle.
She said the experience, which is understood to have happened recently, was “honestly so scary”.
Uber said “we investigate thoroughly when reports are made to us” but the company have not been able to confirm if the incident did take place in one of their vehicles.
In the footage a man can be heard saying: “No, no, no you will stay in my car.”
A woman replies: “No I don’t want to stay in your car.”
The man grills her, asking “why” and she repeats that she doesn’t want to stay in the car, audibly upset.
The driver continues: “Because you don’t want to go back to sleep.
“You don’t want to go back to home. You will work with me until five.”
The woman repeats “no I’ll go home” as the driver continues to insist that she will stay with him, and laughing.
In a second clip he can again be heard telling her: “You don’t want to go home.”
She tells him: “No, I’m not going to stay with you I’m going to go home.”
The woman has since commented on posts, according to her TikTok activity, which appears to show that she did eventually make it home safely.
In response to the video, another TikTok user, called Alias Shake, said: “Why do us girls have it so hard in this world?”
And another, Paige Forrester, replied: “No this is my worst fear stop.”
The Mirror contacted Uber for comment and it said “there is no place for this kind of behaviour in the Uber community”.
The statement continued: “We investigate thoroughly when reports are made to us.
“Typically we temporarily suspend drivers’ access to the platform during investigations before taking appropriate action which can include a driver’s permanent removal from the platform.
“Over the last three years we have launched a range of new safety features, including an emergency assistance button, our first-ever 24/7 support phone centre and the ability to share your live journey with loved ones.”