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Hijacking Airport Shuttles Is the New Uber
Scott Lucas | Photo: Courtesy Flickr | April 15, 2014
It's ride-sharing meets kidnapping.
Forget Sidecar and Uber. The bleeding edge of ride sharing is stealing a van full of passengers headed for SFO. (Don't worry, they're all okay). We're calling this trend now: Grand Theft Auto-style larceny is totally the new Uber.
According to the Examiner: "When the driver got out to assist another passenger being picked up at Powell and O'Farrell streets, the suspect got into the driver's seat and drove away with four other passengers still inside the van, one man, two women and an unknown victim, [SFPD spokesperson Albie] Esparza said. The driver jumped onto the siderail on the driver's side of the van and rode about a block before jumping off."
When the van slowed down, the passengers—luggage and all—were able to jump out safely. The suspect, however, was able to drive off, and remains at large.
Even better: They were all able to catch taxis to the airport. And they have a fun, new San Francisco story for all their relatives in Topeka!