Uber driver carjacked in Shaker Heights

Published: Jan. 26, 2023 at 2:45 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 26, 2023 at 3:36 PM EST
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SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WOIO) - An Uber driver was carjacked at gunpoint around 9:30 Wednesday morning in the area of Shaker Blvd. and Lee Road by a passenger inside her car.

According to Shaker Heights police, the 38-year-old female Uber driver had picked up the male passenger in the area of Eddy Road in Cleveland.

“I was just Uber-ing, then somebody pulled a gun out on me and took my car,” the driver said in 9-1-1 audio obtained by 19 News.

The Uber driver told police she drove him into Shaker Heights and the passenger pulled out a gun and demanded she exit her vehicle, a Kia Sorento. The passenger then drove away in the Kia.

Police said the Uber driver was not injured.

The stolen Kia, which was equipped with a tracking device, was found abandoned in the area of Saywell Avenue in Cleveland shortly after the carjacking.

“What he doesn’t know is that I have an air tag on my car, so I know where my car is traveling,” said the Uber driver.

Alvin Jackson works not far from where the Uber ride started.

“That could have been my sister, or mother, or relative, that’s bad,” said Jackson.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and there are no arrests.