Written by @cabbagepatchgrl
A California Uber driver has been arrested for sexually assaulting a 51-year-old woman after” suddenly canceling” her ride.
30-year-old Jason Humberto Rodas from Garden Grove is facing several sexual assault charges, including kidnapping with the intent to commit rape, stemming from an Uber ride gone wrong on Wednesday.
According to San Ana Police, the woman got in Rodas’ vehicle around 4 a.m. She was on her way to work when he “suddenly canceled the ride and told the victim her ride would be free of charge.”
Investigators say Rodas then started asking the victim” several questions about her sex life,” causing her to be frightened and to demand that she be driven to her destination.
Rodas then “threatened to throw the victim out of the vehicle if she called the police,” officials say.
As the incident escalated, Rodas began driving erratically before coming to a halt along a street, where the woman leaped out and attempted to make an escape.
But, Investigators say Rodas eventually caught up to her, placed her in a chokehold, and then sexually assaulted her.
Responding officers later tracked down Rodas after linking him to evidence at the scene.
Rodas’ is now being held on $1 million bail and “may have committed other crimes due to his actions,” according to Santa Ana Police.