An Uber driver has been arrested in Tallahassee, Florida on charges of kidnapping and false imprisonment after a passenger told investigators the driver refused to let her out so she was forced to jump from the window of the moving vehicle.
Brooke Adkins, 19, called 911 while still in the car with driver Destiny Green, 30, some time after she was picked up by Green at around 3am on Wednesday morning.
Adkins was found by Tallahassee police minutes later at a Walgreens parking lot.
Green told police she didn’t recall the victim asking to be let out, and is now being held without bail.
A spokesperson for Uber said Green has been removed a driver on the platform.
Ex Uber driver Destiny Green, 30 (right), has been arrested on charges of kidnapping and false imprisonment after being accused by Brooke Adkins, 19 (left), of refusing to let Adkins out of her car in Tallahassee, Florida during the early morning hours on Wednesday
Adkins shared her account of what happened on Twitter, on Wednesday morning, along with photos of her injuries.
‘PSA tonight I realized that being kidnapped from an Uber driver is 100% real I’m so thankful that I got out okay but jumping out a moving car window and running for help has to be the scariest thing I’ve ever gone thru,’ she wrote.
‘I want girls to realize this happens & to be safe, always.’
Late on Wednesday night, Adkins shared another tweet with a photo of scrapes on both of her knees.
‘Resulted with this,’ she wrote, adding, ‘it could’ve been so much worse I was just in survival mode.’
Adkins shared her account of what happened on Twitter, on Wednesday morning
Adkins also shared photos of her injuries, including a scraped up foot and blood-stained jeans
Late on Wednesday night, Adkins shared another tweet with a photo of scrapes on both knees
Adkins told police she’d ordered an Uber to take her to her Airport Drive home after spending a night out with friends.
While in the car, she said she asked to changed her destination to The Edge, an apartment complex near her original destination.
During the ride, Green was pulled over by a Florida State University police officer for a minor infraction, though no citation was issued, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
It wasn’t until after the stop and more ‘weird’ behavior that Adkins realized she was being ‘kidnapped,’ she said.
‘Weird’ behavior is what led Adkins to realize she was being ‘kidnapped,’ she wrote on Twitter
‘I was 25 mins away from my drop off location and kept begging her to let me out, she wouldn’t and the door wouldn’t unlock so I held the window down so I could jump out,’ Adkins wrote
‘I knew I was being kidnapped because she mentioned that she wanted to turn the uber off to drive around with me and “listen to music,”‘ she wrote on Twitter.
‘I thought that was so weird but was just trying to be nice maybe she wanted a friend or something so I told her that I would but to keep the uber Meter on because I was thinking that I wanted it to still be recorded (just in case).’
Adkins said after that, she asked to get out of the car, and told police Green repeatedly refused. Adkins also said Green told her she was taking her to a hospital, but the police account makes no mention of that.
‘Adkins said she asked Green to let her out of the vehicle at almost every stop light and Green continuously said no and nothing else,’ police said.
Adkins said that while she was still in the car, fearing for her life, she secretly dialed 911.
‘I was 25 mins away from my drop off location and kept begging her to let me out, she wouldn’t and the door wouldn’t unlock so I held the window down so I could jump out,’ Adkins wrote on Twitter, at around 4.42pm Eastern on Wednesday.
This occurred as the car came upon the intersection of N Magnolia Drive and Miccosukee Road, which is just a few miles from Green’s Miccosukee Road apartment, according to police.
Earlier in the day, Adkins took to Twitter again to assure everyone she was not badly harmed
Earlier in the day, Adkins took to Twitter again to assure everyone she was not badly harmed in the incident.
‘Update to everyone, I’m okay, the uber driver is now in jail and they have an investigator on my case,’ she wrote.
‘I’m so happy they took action with what happened and I will be doing whatever I have to do to make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else by the same person.’
Representatives for Uber said Green is no longer a driver for their platform.
‘What this rider reported to police is troubling,’ an Uber spokesperson told BuzzFeed News. ‘We have removed the driver from the app and stand ready to support the police investigation.’
Green was arrested at her home on Wednesday, with no attorney currently listed on jail records.
This occurred as the car came upon the intersection of N Magnolia Drive and Miccosukee Road, which is just a few miles from Green’s Miccosukee Road apartment, according to police; The Walgreens where Adkins was found is shown here