Uber driver attempts to break into home after driving owner to the airport
An Uber driver in San Mateo, California dropped a passenger off at the airport, then returned to their empty home and attempted to break inside, police said. However, an alarm went off at the residence, which is located on the 600 block of Rand Street, scaring the burglar the away.
The suspect then broke into a nearby home, located on the 1700 block of Nash Drive. A Ring security camera captured the burglar making multiple trips back and forth over the course of four hours, stealing everything he could carry.
The homeowners on Nash Drive, who wish not to be identified, shared the footage on Ring's community sharing platform, hoping to identify the suspect. They soon discovered he was an Uber driver who picked up residents on the 600 block of Rand Street to take to the airport.
San Mateo detectives identified the suspect as 38-year-old Jackie Gordon Wilson, and arrested him at a home in Rancho Cordova. Police said that at the time of the arrest he was wearing the same clothes he wore the previous day, during the burglary. Investigators were able to recover some of the stolen items.
Wilson was charged with suspicion of burglary, attempted burglary and resisting arrest, and was booked into San Mateo County Jail.
One of the homeowners on Nash Drive told NBC that she discovered Wilson had served time on social media. Sources verified that information as accurate, revealing he had served eight years in prison for robbery, and had only been free for six months. One wonders how he got approved to become an Uber driver.