Kevin Smith's Daughter Says She Was Almost Kidnapped By Fake Uber Drivers
The teenage daughter of director Kevin Smith says that two men posing as Uber drivers attempted to abduct her last weekend.
Harley Quinn Smith, 16, says that while she was waiting for an Uber ride outside of a Starbucks in Brentwood, two men tried to convince her they were with the company and told her to get inside their vehicle. The young actress described the alleged kidnapping attempt in an Instagram post, explaining that the two men had an Uber sign in the car window, but did not have the company's app on their phones. She writes:
I was just standing outside a Starbucks in Brentwood, where I was waiting for my uber when a large, beige car drove up to me and tried to get me to think they were my uber. There were two white men (age 20-30) in the driver (blonde hair) and passenger (brown hair) seat with an uber sign on their front window, but they were most definitely not uber drivers. When I asked who they were there to pick up, making sure it was the right car, they wouldn't answer me and said to get in the car. They didn't have the uber app on their phone and were clearly just two disgusting dudes trying to kidnap a girl standing on her own.
Smith avoided getting in the vehicle, but says she was "in too much haze of fear" and not thinking straight enough to take a picture of the men or record the vehicle's license plate. She says the incident was reported to the police and asks if others see a car and men matching the rough description to report it as well.
"Protect yourself and never ever get in a car without checking that it's the correct car first!!!" Smith cautions, adding, "Be careful and look out for yourself/others!!!!"
Following the incident, her father offered this safety tip to young people:
He also sent this cake to his daughter as an apology on behalf of all men: