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Sheriff’s office looking for man who posed as Uber driver, assaulted passenger

Composite sketch of the suspect. Courtesy Photo
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported assault involving a suspect who was possibly impersonating a driver for a ride-hailing service.

The victim reported that around midnight Jan. 6, she was leaving the area of One Loudoun and had used the Uber app to get a ride home. She saw a car and asked the driver if he was her Uber driver. He said no but that he would give her a ride home. Through the course of the trip, the male driver placed his hand on her and propositioned her. Once at the destination, the victim exited the vehicle and the man drove off, LCSO officials said.

Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office worked with Uber in an attempt to identify the suspect but it is unclear if the suspect works for the company. A composite sketch developed during the course of the investigation has been released to the public in an attempt to identify the suspect.

The suspect was described as being in his early 30’s with light skin and a thin build. He was further described as having foreign accent. The suspect's car was described as an older model tan in color 4-door sedan, LCSO officials said.

Anyone with any information about the possible identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective S. Smith at 703-777-0475 or submit a tip through the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office app. The Loudoun Sheriff app is available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.


Perhaps a bit tipsy or she figured a free ride home, what could go wrong?

Agreed Chris Hale, and WHY would anyone get in a car with a stranger when he told her he WAS NOT the Uber driver

“She saw a car and asked the driver if he was her Uber driver. He said no but that he would give her a ride home.”

At what point did he “pose as Uber driver”?

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