Uber Driver Reports Would-Be Bank Robbers

They also called an Uber for a getaway
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2019 12:01 AM CST
Would-Be Bank Robbers Called Uber for Getaway
Not the ideal getaway vehicle.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Things did not work out well for three Oklahoma City teenagers who allegedly planned to rob a bank—using Uber as transportation. Police say the Uber driver who took the teens to the bank Tuesday afternoon called authorities after hearing one of them say he had a gun and was going to "cap somebody," KOCO reports. Police say a gun was found on one of the teens after he tried to fight officers who arrived at the bank. The teens had apparently already arranged an Uber for their getaway, reports KFOR. Driver Brandon Case says he was waiting outside the bank when he saw the teenagers being taken away in handcuffs and was told by an officer that there had been a robbery attempt. "They called me for a getaway car," he says. "If you're going to do something like that, have your own car."

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