A woman in Austin has been accused of stealing an Uber driver's car and using his credit card after claiming he was driving too slowly while taking her to the airport.

(Austin Police Department) 27-year-old Neusha Alexandra Afkami
(Austin Police Department) 27-year-old Neusha Alexandra Afkami

27-year-old Neusha Alexandra Afkami was arrested on Sunday, according to court documents obtained by Fox 7 Austin.


Taking Her To The Airport

The report suggests Afkami was picked up from a hotel around 12:30 a.m. to be transported to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. She appeared to be agitated about the time it was taking to reach the airport. The Uber driver stated that she seized his phone and threw it out of the vehicle, prompting him to stop and recover it. While he was outside the vehicle, Afkami seized the opportunity to drive away in his 2016 Chevrolet Cruz.

Police Are Called

Law enforcement was quickly alerted and located the stolen vehicle, which had been abandoned in front of an airport terminal. Officers apprehended Afkami before she could board her plane.

Angry and frustrated Woman Driving Car
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Questioning The Woman

During questioning, Afkami claimed she was in an argument with the driver about the travel time to the airport. She reportedly said, I need to get to the airport, so I'm going to take your car and drop it off at Southwest Airlines.

The affidavit also states that Afkami used the driver's stolen credit card to buy several items totaling nearly $130 in a store inside the airport. All purchased items were recovered from Afkami's possession. She has now been charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and booked into Travis County Jail on a $16,000 bond.

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