Dad finds daughter 'being raped in the back of Uber' after tracking her app
A tracking feature has been used by a father to find his daughter who was "being raped in the back of an Uber".
The incident took place in Baltimore when the 25-year-old was returning home. After being discovered by her father, she was pulled to safety and her alleged rapist fled, jumping into the cab's front seat and driving off.
This is the moment an Uber driver tried to break into a rider's home:
The father first became alarmed when his daughter failed to return home on Saturday night. So, at around 11:30 pm, he traced his daughter's location and discovered that her Uber was stationary.
After arriving and discovering her being assaulted, the father had "words" with the driver, who attacked him with an unknown object before fleeing the scene.
While it's not known what tracking device was used by the father to find his daughter, Uber does have its own in-app feature.
The tracking function, "Follow My Ride", was introduced by Uber to improve safety, allowing users to share their exact location with trusted contacts while riding.
CBS Baltimore reported that a spokesperson from Uber said: "What's been reported is appalling beyond words.
"We removed the driver from the app as soon as this report was sent to us. We will work with police on their investigation."
According to the Daily Mail, Corporal Shawn Vinson, of the Baltimore County Police Department, said: "When he went up and knocked on the car, he observed the driver and the victim in the back seat of the car.
"This is a very serious allegation. It's a very serious incident. The father of the victim called police. This is an ongoing investigation.
"Uber has worked closely with our detectives in this matter.
"We will release more information as the investigation progresses but it is vital at this time to withhold specific details to allow our detectives to continue their investigation."