An Uber driver faces charges after police said he locked a woman in his car until she gave him her phone number in September in Shippensburg Township.
Vincent N. Messan, 46, of McConnellsburg, was charged Thursday in the incident that occurred at 2 a.m. Sept. 18 in the 100 block of Middle Spring Avenue, Shippensburg Township.
State Police said a 22-year-old woman requested Uber services to get her from Shippensburg Borough to her home in Shippensburg Township, and while he drove her, police said Messan verbally flirted with her, commenting on how beautiful she was and asking her to go on a date with him.
When they arrived at the home, the woman tried to get out of the vehicle but was unable to do so because the man had the child safety locks enabled on the back doors, police said. The woman requested to get out, and Messan said he would after she gave him her telephone number.
Messan then let her out of the vehicle, but cornered her against the vehicle and kissed her, police said. The woman was able to run away from him.
Messan was arraigned Thursday on charges of false imprisonment and harassment, and bail was set at $10,000 unsecured. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 31 in front of Magisterial District Judge Anthony Adams.