Uber driver assaulted and fondled by passenger, Texas police say

OLMOS PARK, Texas -- An Uber driver was assaulted and fondled by a customer during a ride, according to Olmos Park police.

The incident happened around 2:15 a.m. on April 28 when the 24-year-old Uber driver picked up 40-year-old Scott Anthony Ryan for a ride in Alamo Heights. According to the affidavit, Ryan requested to be dropped off in Olmos Park through the rideshare app.

The driver said Ryan got into his car and sat directly behind the driver’s seat. He said it was odd since most passengers sit on the other side to make conversation and have eye contact with the driver.

According to the affidavit, the driver smelled alcohol on Ryan’s breath as he spoke.

Out of nowhere, Ryan grabbed the victim’s neck and put what the driver described as a metallic object against it. The driver told police he was scared since he was unaware what Ryan had pressed against his neck.

He said he was unable to move since Ryan was restricting him. Ryan then proceeded to reach into the driver’s pants and began fondling him, the affidavit stated.

The victim felt that Ryan would hurt or even kill him at any moment. The affidavit stated Ryan told the victim in a “chilling voice” that “Everything is okay, just keep driving.”

Once the ride ended and Ryan left the car, the victim reported the incident to the Olmos Park police.

Police were able to obtain Ryan’s identity through information on the Uber app when he booked the ride. 

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