Orlando Man Claims Uber Driver Requested Sex Act In Exchange For Free Ride
They say you should tip your driver, but this goes a bit far.
Orlando resident Matthew Marston was just trying to get to work early Monday morning when he fired up Uber on his phone and ordered a ride.
What he wasn’t prepared for, though, was the text message he received from the driver once his fare was accepted.
According to local NBC affiliate WESH, the Uber driver reportedly sent Marston a message which read, “Hey, I’ll give you a free ride if you let me (commit a sexual act)”
Marston was stunned, telling WESH, “I was shocked. It felt uncomfortable.”
Even though it was 3AM in the morning, Marston canceled the ride. But Uber slapped him with a $5 cancellation fine.
He admits he had to think twice before ordering a new Uber, but he had to get to work, so he tuned up the app once again. This time with no complications.
Marston says he tried to get in touch with Uber, but hasn’t been able to reach anyone from the freelance transit company.
Bob Hazen of WESH called the phone number for the driver but the call went straight to voicemail.
Hazen did speak with an Uber spokesman who said they were aware of the incident and investigating. They also relayed that Marston’s $5 had been refunded.
Uber told WESH that the company was looking into the possibility of whether another person could have accessed the account and sent the offending text.