Pa. judge rules on Uber driver accused of holding 2 women captive in car: Misunderstanding or abduction?

The two women say the driver locked the car doors and said, “You’re not going anywhere.” The driver chalks it up to a misunderstanding. Who’s right?

It was up to an Allegheny County judge to decide whether the driver – college professor Richard Lomotey who was moonlighting with Uber – to decide whether he was guilty of unlawful restraint, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

In the case dating back to May 2019, the 38-year-old man originally from Ghana who taught as a professor at Penn State Beaver was accused by the two women of holding them captive in his Uber, as KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh reports:

Two women who requested the ride from a Homewood bar accused Lomotey of not following their directions or the Uber GPS, pulling over and locking them inside the car. And after these charges were reported, another woman came forward saying Lomotey made unwanted

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