Des Moines Shooting Suspects Tried To Use Uber As Getaway
Good: getting Uber for a ride after you've been drinking. Bad: getting an Uber after shooting at someone.
Michael Street has been driving for Uber for only a few weeks and is already looking at the job differently. On Sunday he was just starting his day when he got the notification for his first pickup around 2:30 pm. That's when four juveniles entered his car. "The front passenger had the cockaburs all over his sweatpants and I could smell sweat," Street said.
Des Moines police had just received a call of shots fired in the area, and Street noticed the strong police presence, but didn't want to pass judgement on his new passengers.
The police had gotten a call identifying a possible car that the shooting suspects may have gotten in to, and it matched the description of Street's vehicle. He made it about a block before he was surrounded by police.
With his hands up and remaining calm, he noticed a passenger reaching for a bag and that's when he exited the vehicle and yelled, "He's reaching for a weapon."
Police took the juvenile with the handgun into custody, but police do not have enough evidence to connect any of the juveniles to the shooting. No one was injured.
Read more at WHO-TV.