When Getting In The Wrong Rideshare Gets You Held At Gunpoint

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GAITHERSBURG- A rideshare driver held passengers at gunpoint hostage on Sunday;forcing them to wipe out their accounts at the ATM reported by NBCWashington 4. A white dodge charger is the suspected vehicle. Police have released surveillance footage of the incident. Apparently, the victims got into the wrong car, and didn’t thoroughly inspect and/or question the driver.

The news outlet reported:

“D.C. police said an unspecified number of victims entered a white Dodge Charger with no front license plate at around 12:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Florida Avenue NW; thinking it was a rideshare. During the ride; the “suspects produced a handgun and locked the doors of the vehicle.” And even though the suspects are still potentially onthe loose, they are ‘wanted for kidnapping while armed with a gun.’ 

Best Tips For Safety When Using Rideshare

  • Wait for your rideshare driver in a public place or inside. …
  • Always check the license plate, make, model, and color of the driver’s vehicle. …
  • Always wear your seatbelt. All rideshare vehicles are required to have working and accessible seatbelts. …
  • Remain alert once inside the vehicle. Once inside your driver’s vehicle, remain alert and aware of what is going on. …
  • Be respectful to your driver and their vehicle. Never be rude or disrespectful. You’re not going to love all your drivers, and that’s okay. …
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