Monday , January 18 2021

Ottawa's mother left questions after Uber had left with her three-year-old son

This is a situation in which parents are afraid – watching someone you do not know with your child in the car.

For Erica Bodin, on Monday night, that was exactly what he was when he watched Uber walk away with his son and his bag in the backseat.

"At first you think it's a joke," Godin said. "But he just kept walking and I was excited.

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Rokin and her son, Mason, hoped to spend the evening on Mason's Christmas Eve. After calling Uber and dropping his belongings inside, she got stuck in Mason for a ride. After closing the door, instead of waiting for Erika to enter, the driver disappeared.

"I pushed the rear of the car, he did not stop," said Godin. – I wrote it, I called him. No answer."

As most would have done in this situation, Erika contacted the police, which is possible through the Uber application itself. The police rushed to the scene and found the driver and Mason at their destination. Mason was shaken and confused, but unharmed.

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Police confirmed Thursday night that there was a suspicious incident involving a 58-year-old Uber driver. The police does not charge a toll except a ticket issued under the Ontario Motorway Act because of the inability to ensure that the child's traveler is properly secured.

The police have reported incorrectly as the cause of the incident and discussed the issue.

Rokin is not sure how many messages and phone calls could be considered as improper connections. Rokin also said that Uber did not take the fact that the driver had come out with his child as seriously as he thought he should.

Uber confirmed by email that they were aware of the situation.

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