Uber driver in KK lodges police report against claims that he flashed a woman and her child
A 35-year-old Uber driver, alleged to have flashed his private parts while chauffeuring a 25-year-old housewife and her child on 13 February, has lodged a counter report denying her claims.
According to Kota Kinabalu police chief Asst Comm M. Chandra, the police has recorded his statement and that they are still investigating the case.
ACP Chandra also revealed that the female passenger had lodged a police report at the Luyang police station at 3.53pm yesterday
"The complainant was very scared and worried that something untoward would happen. The driver did not speak or touch the complainant throughout the journey," ACP Chandra was quoted as saying by New Straits Times, adding that Uber HQ has contacted the complainant and further action will be taken.
13 FEB: Earlier today, a woman gave her friends quite a scare when she posted a series of panicked status updates on Facebook pleading for help as she was being sexually harassed during an Uber ride
The 4.59-rated Uber driver was allegedly palming and stroking his genitals during the ride, with the woman and her baby seated next to him
The woman had hailed an Uber home from Hospital Likas in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah at approximately 10.30am today, 13 February.
In one of her posts, some of her friends could be seen asking after her whereabouts and even offering to pick her up from wherever she decides to end the ride at
It is understood that she was eventually picked up by a friend and managed to arrive home safe and sound, after which she penned a post detailing her harrowing experience
"I had no idea he was holding his penis until the third time when he took it out just a little and rubbing it gently. The first and second time he put his hands on his pants i thought he was just feeling itchy or the pants /belt too tight," she wrote.
"I was too frightened and shaken by the incident that I cried silently without saying anything. I did post on Facebook and texted my husband to ask for help. He called me and I tried to sound calm as I don't want him to suspect anything."
She also claimed that this is the third time something like this has happened to her, although her baby was not with her in the previous incidents
"My friend had already helped me to report to Uber and I just got a call from them awhile ago. They will continue to investigate this matter," she wrote, adding that Uber had banned the driver and will issue her a refund for the trip.
Just a few months ago, a woman on her way to a shopping mall in PJ encountered a similar situation with a Grab driver: