TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A St. Pete Beach native says she was briefly kidnapped by her Uber driver.
Brooke Adkins shared her story online, and it's been shared tens of thousands of times already.
The alleged kidnapping happened in Tallahassee where Adkins, 19, goes to college.
She says the Uber driver had taken her from a nightclub to a friend's apartment, but once they arrived, the driver wouldn't let her out of the vehicle and started driving away.
According to a Tallahassee Police report, Adkins called 911 from the back seat saying "help me" as she tried to escape, but the doors were locked.
Adkins eventually held the window button down and jumped out of the moving vehicle. She immediately contacted Tallahassee Police again and they tracked down the driver.
Destiny Green, 30, is now charged with False Imprisonment. According to police records obtained by ABC Action News, Green provided no reasoning as to why she wouldn't let her passenger out.
"I want girls to realize this happens & to be safe, always," writes Adkins online, hoping to bring awareness to the fact that this kind of thing can happen and can even happen if the driver is a woman.
PSA tonight I realized that being kidnapped from an uber driver is 100% real I’m so thankful that I got out okay but jumping out a moving car window and running for help has to be the scariest thing I’ve ever gone thru. I want girls to realize this happens & to be safe, always. pic.twitter.com/bQBWDKVRrM
— Brooke Adkins (@brookeadkins19) September 19, 2018
Uber hasn't commented yet on the case but they have rolled out several new safety features recently.
One new feature is a 911 button in the App that contacts police when pressed. However, the feature is still being rolled out and isn't available in all cities yet.
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