Uber Eats driver has 2 cars stolen in DC in 1 day

Uber Eats driver has 2 cars stolen in DC in 1 day

Thieves struck a devastating blow to a woman working as an Uber Eats driver in D.C., making off with both her work car and personal car on the same day. The incident unfolded at Union Market in Northeast D.C. on the morning of November 17, when her Hyundai, employed for Uber Eats deliveries, was stolen. The keys to her second vehicle, a Lexus, were inside, along with an item bearing her address.

In a startling turn of events, within 10 to 15 minutes of the Hyundai theft, the perpetrators went to her residence and made off with the Lexus. Nearly two weeks later, she received a letter from a towing company, revealing that her abandoned Lexus had been found on a Capitol Heights street and towed to a Prince George’s County impound lot. The catch – it came with a hefty storage fee of $463.

Upon reaching the impound lot, the shocking state of her Lexus unfolded. Bullet holes adorned the vehicle, hinting at a violent turn of events. Inside, authorities discovered shell casings, drug paraphernalia, and trash. Disturbed by the car’s condition, she contacted D.C. police, who promptly dispatched a detective to process the vehicle, collect prints, and gather the shell casings.

Unwilling to drive what now felt like a crime scene on wheels, she faced the dilemma of explaining the bullet-riddled car if pulled over. Although that scenario didn’t materialize, her involvement with law enforcement took another turn.

Authorities, suspecting a potential link to other carjackings, took her DNA to exclude her from the crime. In a disconcerting turn of events, her work car, crucial for her livelihood, remains unrecovered. The woman now grapples with the aftermath of this unfortunate incident – a bullet-riddled car she fears to drive, her DNA on file to clear her of alleged crimes, and the continued absence of her work vehicle.