Man claims he was kidnapped by Uber driver in DC - KMSP-TV

Man claims he was kidnapped by Uber driver in DC

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WASHINGTON - A New York man visiting D.C. claims he was kidnapped by his Uber driver.

Ryan Simonetti tweeted during the experience saying quote, 'was just kidnapped by an Uber driver in D.C., held against my will, and involved in a high speed chase across state lines with police. Crazy.'

This allegedly happened on Tuesday when Simonetti ordered an Uber car near the National Mall.

When a D.C. Taxicab Commission inspector noticed the driver's Virginia license plate and came toward the vehicle the driver allegedly floored it speeding into the 9th Street tunnel and onto I-395 in Virginia.

Simonetti says he's safe and law enforcement is dealing with the driver.

Last month, Virginia banned Uber and Lyft saying they don't have the right licensing to operate.

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