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Man Arrested For Pretending To Be An Uber Driver To Sexually Assault A Woman — Read The Entire Harrowing Tale!

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Though Uber is an EXTREMELY popular ride sharing service, it's also important to remember to be safe while using it — especially with stories about almost being raped by drivers — even if Farrah Abraham ended up backtracking on her own tale.

But something even more dangerous is someone pretending to be an Uber driver!

The Los Angeles Police Department arrested 39-year-old Dartanyun Smith, who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman while pretending to work for the service.

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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck detailed the incident, which took place on Monday April 3 around 3:30 a.m.

Apparently, Smith pulled up to the unidentified victim in the Westlake area of L.A. and pretended to be her Uber driver.

He then drove about two blocks before he assaulted the woman, choking her as she fought against him. Thankfully, the unidentified victim was able to scream loudly enough to alert nearby residents, who called the police.

Officers arrived on the scene shortly and saw the attack. It was at this point police smashed Smith's car windows, causing the assaulter to hop in the driver's seat and drive away.

As the 39-year-old sped off, he drove toward one of the police officers who shot at him but missed. As the officers began to search for the SUV, they found the woman standing in the middle of a street "where she had been tossed out by the suspect."

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Unfortunately, the attacker was not found that night, but thanks to the LAPD's Robbery-Homicide Division that took over the case, along with some help from the FBI, and DNA evidence found under the victim's fingernails, authorities were able to track down Dartanyun and arrest him.

The suspect apparently has as extensive criminal background, serving time in prison for robbery. However, this is the first time he's been linked to a sex crime.

As it stands, Smith is charged with single counts of rape and kidnapping and is being held on $3.1 million bail.

We're happy to see one less deplorable person out on the streets, but the fact remains there are still some real creeps out there.

Stay safe!

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