|Police said the victim was unable to escape from the car until it reached Clark and Wrightwood. | Google|
A rideshare customer who got into the wrong vehicle in Old Town yesterday evening was locked in the car and taken for a ride by a driver who later robbed her, police said.
The woman entered the car in the 1500 block of North Wells around 5:15 p.m. thinking that it was the car she had ordered. When the victim told the driver that he was heading in the wrong direction, he demanded her valuables, according to police.
A police spokesman said the woman tried to exit the vehicle several times along the mile-plus route, but she was unsuccessful until the car reached the 2600 block of North Clark at Wrightwood. Witnesses reported seeing a woman jump out of a red Ford Escape with rear end damage while screaming that she had been kidnapped. She was not injured.
The driver is described as a slender black male in his mid-20’s who was wearing a denim jacket. His car has an Indiana license plate that begins with the letters WSB, according to a witness at the scene.