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Old 04-02-2019, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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How does this happen? I mean is there really that many opportunistic murderers out there. If someone got into my car by mistake I would say "who are you? you are in the wrong car". I wouldn't pretend and drive them to some secluded area to rape and then murder them. This stuff happens.
A few months back a young woman came out of a Boston bar a bit tipsy and was grabbed by some perv that lived nearby. The Police eventually found her and rescued her.



It really is crazy how many creeps are out there just waiting to pounce on someone to either steal, rape or murder them.
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Old 04-02-2019, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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An unfortunate story. She ended up getting in the wrong car, and it was very unfortunate. I agree with the above poster, getting in the wrong car, while not smart, shouldn’t be a death sentence. I would like to think (maybe naively), that the vast majority of people wouldn’t end up killing an innocent victim who incorrectly got in their car. Of course there are crazies out there, but you would hope they are rare. It’s just unfortunate/bad luck that she got into a car with one of the crazies who took advantage of her mistake. RIP to the young lady.
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Not surprisingly, no clear answer here

Which is safer _ Uber or a taxi? There’s no clear answer
I would say Uber, but it requires the user to take advantage of all the quality-control (safety-control) features. When you get an Uber, they are tracked via GPS. You also have the name, picture, license info, and a new safety button (where the driver or passenger can alert the police of a problem).
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:04 PM
 
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They caught the animal that did it... Does it make me a racist to say they need to have a rope around his neck before its suppertime. Why waste a meal on him.
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:05 PM
 
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How does this happen? I mean is there really that many opportunistic murderers out there. If someone got into my car by mistake I would say "who are you? you are in the wrong car". I wouldn't pretend and drive them to some secluded area to rape and then murder them. This stuff happens.
A few months back a young woman came out of a Boston bar a bit tipsy and was grabbed by some perv that lived nearby. The Police eventually found her and rescued her.

It really is crazy how many creeps are out there just waiting to pounce on someone to either steal, rape or murder them.
When I was one half of a young, recently married couple, we were driving in a populated area with lots of people and pubs when two big, scruffy drunks hopped into the back sear of our car and told us to drive them to a downtown bar. We did as we were told. When we were almost downtown, the drunks realized that we were not a taxi. They were apologetic, but we were afraid of them. Drunks are unpredictable, irrational and confused without realizing it. The goal is to avoid confrontation. We don't know what happened when this drunk woman hopped into a stranger's vehicle other than it ended with her murder. He didn't lure her, she went to him. She was drunk, irrational and confused. What happened next?
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Any kind of public transportation or public service job is scary a potential murderer can still go through all the legal loopholes and work for any form of public transportation. There's tons of stories of fake Taxi drivers or Fake Cops pulling people over or Nurses/Doctors killing patients on purpose and people pretending to work for the electric and gas company. Uber/Lyft is least of my worries every time i use an uber they call me to confirm the ride and my name and other stuff.


Females just need to be very careful when they are out in public they are such easy targets to predators. My friend made me mad one time when she rented an airbnb with her tinder date. I didn't know anything until she sent me a text of a live location and if anything happens. I told her shes stupid for getting a place with a stranger do people even do first dates anymore?
Hookup culture has replaced dating some. With a meetup being just a swipe or tap away. Same way Uber has displaced cabs.

It should be mentioned also that car service drivers are often victims of crimes as well. Even with Uber you don't actully know your passenger. Drivers have been assaulted and worse.
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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An unfortunate story. She ended up getting in the wrong car, and it was very unfortunate. I agree with the above poster, getting in the wrong car, while not smart, shouldn’t be a death sentence. I would like to think (maybe naively), that the vast majority of people wouldn’t end up killing an innocent victim who incorrectly got in their car. Of course there are crazies out there, but you would hope they are rare. It’s just unfortunate/bad luck that she got into a car with one of the crazies who took advantage of her mistake. RIP to the young lady.





I just responded to another thread here where a Boston woman was digitally raped twice by an "immigrant' Uber driver. He picked her up, she got in the front seat and he jammed his hand down her pants, once while the car was moving and again when it stopped.



Who are these people?



There was another story here on CD about a 50 something year old guy from Egypt that tried to kidnap a 5 year old girl that was shopping with her mom at a mall but that one had a happy ending. He grabbed the girl by the hair to abduct her and the mom pulled her gun out, stopped him and held him for Police.

Imagine that a Good woman with a gun stops a bad guy. It happens.





There is a common denominator here but I won't say it.
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Sugarland
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When I was one half of a young, recently married couple, we were driving in a populated area with lots of people and pubs when two big, scruffy drunks hopped into the back sear of our car and told us to drive them to a downtown bar. We did as we were told. When we were almost downtown, the drunks realized that we were not a taxi. They were apologetic, but we were afraid of them. Drunks are unpredictable, irrational and confused without realizing it. The goal is to avoid confrontation. We don't know what happened when this drunk woman hopped into a stranger's vehicle other than it ended with her murder. He didn't lure her, she went to him. She was drunk, irrational and confused. What happened next?
Really? I'm sure nothing she did would have in any way justified his choice to murder her.
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:08 PM
 
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How does this happen? I mean is there really that many opportunistic murderers out there. If someone got into my car by mistake I would say "who are you? you are in the wrong car". I wouldn't pretend and drive them to some secluded area to rape and then murder them. This stuff happens.
A few months back a young woman came out of a Boston bar a bit tipsy and was grabbed by some perv that lived nearby. The Police eventually found her and rescued her.



It really is crazy how many creeps are out there just waiting to pounce on someone to either steal, rape or murder them.
I would imagine there are predators who lurk around bars late at night assuming people are waiting for Ubers, and just pull up and hope they get in.
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:09 PM
 
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I just responded to another thread here where a Boston woman was digitally raped twice by an "immigrant' Uber driver. He picked her up, she got in the front seat and he jammed his hand down her pants, once while the car was moving and again when it stopped.



Who are these people?



There was another story here on CD about a 50 something year old guy from Egypt that tried to kidnap a 5 year old girl that was shopping with her mom at a mall but that one had a happy ending. He grabbed the girl by the hair to abduct her and the mom pulled her gun out, stopped him and held him for Police.

Imagine that a Good woman with a gun stops a bad guy. It happens.





There is a common denominator here but I won't say it.

There's a common denominator in the 3 stories you chose to highlight out of the hundreds out there? Imagine that.
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