NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 5:43 AM
A 24-year-woman hoping to catch an Uber ride home to Brooklyn after a night in the East Village stepped into the wrong car — and found herself robbed by an opportunistic creep who threatened to rape and shoot her, cops said Tuesday.
The victim used her Uber phone app to order a cab to Mangin and E. Houston Sts. at about 1:30 a.m. on May 15, according to police.
But she mistook a stranger’s black four-four sedan for the cab coming to get her, and the driver decided to play along, cop sources said.
When she realized the car was taking her north on the FDR Drive, away from Brooklyn, it was too late. The driver passed the 96th St. exit and demanded her cash, threatening to shoot and sexually assault her, authorities said.
She complied, handing over her iPhone, wallet, $20 in cash, a debit card, a MetroCard, a jacket and a pair of gold earrings. The woman managed to get out the car on E. 125th St. between Park and Madison Aves. The driver exited the highway somewhere in upper Manhattan, cops said.