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Two of the women-in-South-Carolina-accidentally stepped into a car on the weekends, and they believed that it was an Uber, only to be driven down a dirt road by a man police are looking for you.
Early Friday morning, there were two women waiting outside of a Hilton Head Island restaurant located in Reilley’s Plaza, when a dark-colored SUV pulled up. According to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, the couple had to get an Uber to take them back to their house and believed that it is the car that approached them, had at the very least, a driver for the ride-sharing app.
“Even though the women were well aware of the fact that the driver of the SUV was not an Uber driver, as she sat down to wait, and that’s what they thought they saw an Uber sign on the windshield, so they got in the SUV, one in the front passenger seat and the other in the back seat and asked the driver for a ride to the southern end of the vacation, rental, unit,” police said in a statement.
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The passengers, tired and unfamiliar with the area, they were not alarmed when the police told the driver to put them in the wrong direction. She’s not sure if the guy was driving on a dirt road.
A dirt road from Mitchellville Rd. in Hilton Head Island, S. C., similar to that of two females, probably based on a confusion of cars on their Uber on Friday morning.
The passenger in the back seat at the height of the driver, that he was in the wrong place, and that she was going to call 911, at which point the man snatched the phone out of her hand.
The car stopped and the two women left, on what was later identified as Mitchellville Road.
The police said that the driver was in the women’s and was able to pick up the phone and call 911.
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The suspect fled, and the two women remained at the scene until deputies arrived a few minutes later.
“Even though the director’s intention, in offering the women a ride, is unknown, it is clear that the two women were very fortunate to escape harm,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
The authorities have not been able to identify the man but described him as having a dark complexion, possibly Hispanic or Indian, with a medium build, dark hair, about 5’3″.
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Uber did not specifically comment on the incident in South Carolina in an e-mail to Fox News, but the point is the new safety campaign, which offers users tips on the whereabouts of their drivers in order to make sure that they are not in the right car.
The new protocols that came as a University of South Carolina student was killed in March when she accidentally into a man’s car, she believed it was her Uber. The man, a 24-year-old, Nathaniel, David, Rowland, was charged with the kidnapping and murder of Samantha Josephson, 21. Police say he has activated the child safety locks in the backseat, so that the door can be opened only from the outside.