Nancy Leong, a professor at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law, took to Twitter on April 17 to share a harrowing experience with Uber that sounds a whole lot like a potential kidnapping, but some are questioning why she has yet to file a police report.
First up, here’s Leong’s account of what went down. Thread ==>
Uber responded that they were investigating:
We take this seriously, Nancy. We're ready to look into this right away. Please send us a DM with your information so we can look into this immediately. https://t.co/sd7yH5jmbJ
— Uber Support (@Uber_Support) April 17, 2018
According to HuffPost, Uber has suspended the driver as it investigates.
There’s a rumor going around that Leong overreacted and this was just an Uber pool ride, but she posted her alleged receipt that shows it was an UberX ride:
Hearing that Uber "kidnapping" in Denver yesterday was passenger freaking out at Uber pool ride where driver had another to pick up and she didn't get how it worked. Any confirmation on this?
— Scott Greenfield (@ScottGreenfield) April 18, 2018
But we do have the same question as these reporters: Has a police report been filed? If not, why not?
Glad you made it where you're going.
Will you file a report with @DenverPolice?
Just talked to a spokesperson and they're hoping you do. Uber told me it will cooperate if DPD needs info.
— Brandon Rittiman (@BrandonRittiman) April 17, 2018
Anyone else find it curious that @nancyleong basically accused an @uber driver of attempted kidnapping but has yet to file a report @DenverPolice #kdvr @BrandonRittiman #strangeride pic.twitter.com/RumvHEPwmB
— Rob Low (@RobLowTV) April 18, 2018
Yes. I am curious. (That is the question, correct?)
— Kyle Clark (@KyleClark) April 18, 2018
Hi Nancy, We're still looking to get in touch with you. Have you filed a police report?
— Liz Gelardi (@LizGelardi) April 19, 2018
Hi Nancy, have you or an attorney on your behalf filed a police report with @DenverPolice ?
— Rob Low (@RobLowTV) April 19, 2018
If this was a potential kidnapping, then the police and not Uber are the people who should be investigating, which is what the Denver Police are encouraging her to do:
So that officers can start a proper investigation into the matter, we encourage the victim to call us at 720-913-2000.
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) April 17, 2018