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Woman waiting for Uber outside Little Rock restaurant gets in wrong vehicle, is robbed, raped, police say

By Gavin Lesnick

This article was originally published August 21, 2017 at 3:09 p.m. Updated August 22, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.


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A woman waiting for an Uber after a night out at a Little Rock restaurant mistakenly got in a different vehicle and was later robbed and raped, authorities said.

The 23-year-old victim told investigators it started late Thursday while she was waiting for an Uber driver to pick her up in front of Cajun's Wharf, 2400 Cantrell Road.

The woman mistook a vehicle that pulled up for the Uber, and she got in, according to a Little Rock Police Department report. Two men were inside. One drove the vehicle to a bank ATM, where the two robbers forced the woman to withdraw $300, the report said.

The woman told investigators she believed she may have been drugged. She said the men drove her to another location, possibly a gas station, before she woke up later to one of the men having sex with her, the report said.

The man forced the woman to perform another sexual act, the report said, noting he later called a taxi to take her home and gave her back $20 of the money withdrawn at the ATM so she could pay the driver.

The victim later went to the hospital, where police officers responded.

The man who raped the woman was described as a black man who stood about 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighed about 145 pounds and had a "clean-shaven head." The other person in the vehicle was said to be a black man with long dreadlocks, a dark complexion and a medium build.

No arrests had been made at the time of the report.

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Kharma says... August 21, 2017 at 3:16 p.m.

Rode Uber/Lyft many times - have never had two people already in the car.

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TheMongo says... August 21, 2017 at 5:39 p.m.

Sounds fishy...

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chosen39 says... August 21, 2017 at 6:50 p.m.

The robber Gabe her $20 back!! Scratch a liar and you'll find a thief.

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DoubleBlind says... August 21, 2017 at 8:55 p.m.

All they need do is verify if she in fact had an Uber reservation. If not, she has zero credibility.

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rubythecat96gmailcom says... August 21, 2017 at 10:16 p.m.

the description of the short black man sure sounds like it fits the description of the 5'6" robber that has been holding up Little rock.

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mkdm0 says... August 22, 2017 at 7:54 a.m.

Chosen 39, he was making change.

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AncientUnicorn says... August 22, 2017 at 8:38 a.m.

Nearly every commenter here is questioning her claim immediately. This is despicable. And we wonder why sexual assault and rape victims often don't want to come forward.

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NutButter says... August 22, 2017 at 9:46 a.m.

Where are BLM advocates!!!
The black crime in Little Rock is a stain on central Arkansas whether you are black or white.
Let's call this what it is. I am so disgusted.

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idratherbesailing says... August 22, 2017 at 10:52 a.m.

Sorry - beyond fishy. If he called her a cab then they know where to go and make the arrest. S

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AncientUnicorn says... August 22, 2017 at 12:34 p.m.

For the naysayers, what could she be trying to wiggle out of? The only consequences of her having willingly performed these actions would be shame. How much more shame is she drawing now after having reported? From the people right here on this page. Your arguments just are not logical.

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