A Pittsburgh Uber driver was arrested after he allegedly tried to lock two women in his vehicle.
CNN reports Richard Lomotey was arrested on charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment, and harassment. Pittsburgh police reported that the two women told them that they took an Uber with a male driver Saturday morning. Throughout the ride, they stated that Lomotey would comment on their looks and did not follow the GPS directions to their destination.
Lomotey pulled over the vehicle and said “You’re not going anywhere” while trying to lock the doors. One of the women managed to open one of the back doors and escaped Lomotey’s vehicle with the other woman.
The Uber driver was identified through the app and arrested Sunday. He is scheduled for a court appearance on May 23.
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Lomotey also worked as an assistant professor of Information Science and Technology at Penn State. Director of Campus Relations Kristen Doerschner said in a statement that the allegations against him “are deeply troubling and we have revoked his access to campus as we look into this matter.
Uber also said in a statement that the company is willing to help law enforcement with the investigation.