Was just kidnapped by an @uber driver in DC, held against my will, and involved in a high speed chase across state lines with police
— Ryan W Simonetti
According to Simonetti, his Uber driver panicked and made a run for it when being tailed by a taxi inspector .
''It was like an episode of ‘Cops,'' Simonetti said. ''We’ve all seen the ‘Cops’ episode. This only ends two ways. Either the car crashes or the guy jumps out and runs. And he had plenty of opportunities to slow down and jump out and run, and he wasn’t doing that.''
“It was insane,” Simonetti said. ''I physically tried to force his leg to hit the brake. I ripped off his pant leg. I said, ‘Here's two options. You take this exit, or I’m going to knock the side of your head in. If we crash, we crash, but you’re gonna kill us anyway.''
The driver in question has been ''deactivated'' by Uber.
Man visiting D.C. says Uber driver took him on wild ride"