Florida Man Orders Lyft, Then Carjacks and Assaults Driver
Usually when Uber or Lyft is involved in a pickup, it’s the passenger that has to worry about their safety, but in this shocking turn of events, a Florida man orders a Lyft, then carjacks and assaults the driver.
Last month in North Miami around 5pm, a female Lyft driver was punched and got her vehicle hijacked after picking up a male passenger. The Lyft driver informed the cops that her passenger completed the trip, dropping him off outside a community center. But then, she was violently punched and ripped out from her car to see her passenger drive away in her white Toyota Corolla. The driver told Local10 that she called 911 after the traumatic experience. Additionally, she gave authorities valuable ride-sharing app information about the disturbed passenger in hopes of getting behind bars.
That information included his name, 19 year-old Jermiah Verdon Charles and his home address which they were able to get with a subpoena from Lyft. Well, that made things a lot easier for police. They went to that address and found him there, with the Corolla parked just one block away.
When questioned by police, Jermiah denied everything, even claiming that he hadn’t even taken a Lyft that day, but they had the records. The community center’s security cam also got him on video.
This Florida man is now facing charges for robbery and carjacking the Lyft driver.
*Co-author: Jackson Sparkman