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Police: Fake ride share driver attacked woman leaving Tigerland bar

7 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Wednesday, February 20 2019 Feb 20, 2019 February 20, 2019 11:12 AM February 20, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A woman leaving a Tigerland bar was sexually assaulted and had to jump out of a moving car to escape after she got into the wrong ride-sharing vehicle, police said.

The attack happened late Tuesday night, around midnight.

Police wouldn't say whether the woman had called for an Uber or a Lyft ride from the bar. The car did have a lighted ride-share placard, but she got into the car without checking its identifying information in the app.

The victim said she was sexually assaulted in a struggle with the driver, and jumped out of the moving car near a gas station on Nicholson Drive near East Boyd Drive. She did not require hospitalization, police said.

No other information about the driver has been released at this time.

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