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04.07.2014

Woman jumps from moving car to escape fake Uber driver

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When a man posing as an Uber driver allegedly abducted a local woman from the Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, she made a brave canada goose outlet online reviews escape from a moving car.

Elizabeth Suarez’ traumatic experience began on a mid July night at Park MGM. She booked an Uber to take her home after a night out with a childhood friend, according to KTNV.

“So I get canada goose outlet authentic the notification from my phone saying that the Uber is arriving soon so head out to the valet,” Elizabeth said.

She saw a car matching the description on the app.

Canada Goose Jackets “And he gestures over to me, I open the car door and I say hi, are you here for canada goose discount uk Liz? and he says, canada goose outlet official ‘yeah, get in.'” Canada Goose Jackets

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“My heart sank. Because I knew I was in the wrong car. I have no idea who this guy is, I’m in canada goose outlet jackets trouble.”

buy canada goose jacket Frightened and not wanting to spook the man behind the wheel, she tells the real Uber driver all is well and hangs up. Then tries to get her driver to let her out. buy canada goose jacket

“I’m just thinking airport, just a lit area, even a gas station. I don’t care. I just said, ‘sir, anywhere is fine, you can just drop me off here.’ He ignores me and keeps driving.”

She posted this on her Snapchat story, hoping to silently alert friends she was in trouble.

buy canada goose jacket cheap “And I thought well if he’s gonna kidnap me, what. You know. Rape? Kill me? Anything! All these thoughts are going in my head. And I froze.” buy canada goose jacket cheap

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“I’m just trying to stay calm, make my next move.”

KTNV obtained video which shows him pulling into canada goose stockists uk the shopping center on Eastern and Warm Springs.

canada goose clearance sale “I take a side profile picture of him, my flash goes off, startles him and that’s when he starts cursing: ‘give me your wallet! Give me your phone! Give me everything you have!'” canada goose clearance sale

She canada goose outlet washington dc threw her wallet at him but kept her canada goose factory outlet toronto location phone. Instead of letting her out, he sped up.

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She suffered a head injury, a fractured wrist and badly broken ankle as a result of jumping canada goose outlet germany out of the car.

Our crime and safety expert says Elizabeth’s brave act of desperation may have saved her life, but there are two things she should have done differently canada goose outlet online uk because every clue counts. He says she definitely should have called 911. Even if they were just listening to a one sided conversation, they’d likely have been able to figure out there was a crime in progress.

canada goose He says she also should have raised a red flag when the real Uber driver called so he could’ve potentially alerted police. canada goose outlet But Elizabeth says police weren’t helpful at first, asking questions about her instead of the driver. canada goose

canadian goose jacket “Why was I out so late? Why was I alone? I had to hire my attorney because I was afraid they were going to drop my case.” canadian goose jacket

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Canada Goose sale “He never said, ‘I am not your Uber, get out, leave your purse,'” Elizabeth added, saying canada goose outlet in uk thecanadagooseoutlet those words never came out of the canada goose outlet black friday sale man’s mouth. “Never happened. Never happened.” Canada Goose sale

cheap Canada Goose Her biggest concern is that robbery is the only crime listed in the report. There’s no mention anywhere of kidnapping. cheap Canada Goose

“Once he did rob me he continued to drive away with me. I only got out because I jumped out!”

canada goose store The crime remains unsolved while Elizabeth endures a lengthy recovery. canada goose store

Canada Goose Outlet “I say that he broke some bones but he didn’t break my spirit. I’m here and I’m here to tell my story and I’m doing it to warn other girls,” Elizabeth added. Canada Goose Outlet

canada goose coats on sale Park MGM declined to give us their surveillance video of Elizabeth being picked up. They said no one made a security report for a crime on their property, referring KTNV to metro who has not yet canada goose outlet legit responded to calls about the case canada goose coats on sale.

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