Lakeview: Woman sexually assaulted by driver in ride-share mistake

The woman got into a car that she thought was her Uber outside Kirkwood bar. | Google

UPDATE: CWBChicago has been provided with video that shows the offender’s vehicle is a four-door, light-colored sedan, not an SUV as stated by a police spokesperson. We are updating this story to reflect the new information.
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A 21-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in Lakeview this weekend after she got into a vehicle that she thought was her Uber ride, police said. No one is in custody.

The woman stepped into the light-colored sedan outside of Kirkwood Tavern, 2934 North Sheffield, around 1 a.m. Saturday, according to a police spokesperson and a CPD report secured by CWBChicago.

Police said the woman fell asleep in the back seat and later awoke to find the driver sexually assaulting her in the vehicle, which was parked in the 1200 block of West Schubert. The woman was able to get out of the car and the offender drove away westbound, according to police. Officers were called to the scene on Schubert at 1:50 a.m.

A CPD spokesman said the offender was described only as a white man.

The victim was treated at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

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