If you are currently driving, please be on the lookout for a grey Jeep Cherokee with license plate LCF 2056.
Brandon Bell was driving his mom’s car hoping to earn some extra cash when 2 of the 5 passengers he was dropping off decided to rob him at knifepoint. They forced him into the backseat and forced him to give access to his phone and debit card. From there, they drove him to 2 different gas stations and drained his accounts before leaving him in a ditch.
Brandon was able to walk away because he did everything he was told to do. If he decided to fight back, this could have easily ended in a very bad way. While we want to protect ourselves, there is really not much you can do, besides get away from them, the first chance you get. Some drivers swear up and down that their guns (against Uber and Lyft policy) will protect them, but quite frankly, you will not be able to grab that gun, turn around and aim it at someone sitting directly behind you (unless you shoot yourself in the shoulder). Either way, everything happens fast. Not to mention, the thieves forced him to go to the back. What would
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No matter how you feel, about him using a relatives car for rideshare,
Source: Lyft driver robbed at knifepoint