BOURNE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts State Police are accusing a rideshare driver of kidnapping a 19-year-old client after he allegedly refused to stop at her destination. Officials say that the rider had to jump out of the vehicle when it was in traffic to escape.
The MSP say they arrested 46-year-old My Mhamedi-Alaoui of Quincy after the incident that happened on Friday. Officials say Mhamedi-Alaoui did not stop to let the customer out at her destination and allegedly ignored her numerous requests to be let out of the vehicle. According to police, Mhamedi-Alaoui had several opportunities to reverse direction on Route 6, but instead he allegedly accelerated and drove over the Bourne Bridge.
It was there that the victim exited the vehicle while it was forced to slow down because of traffic, police said. The victim then ran to the State Police Barracks in Bourne and reported the incident to officials, the MSP said.
After contacting the ride share provider involved, police say they obtained Mhamedi-Alaoui's contact information, located the suspect at a shopping plaza in Bourne, and placed him under arrest.
Officials say he was set at a $500 cash bail and faces the criminal charge of Kidnapping. Police did not detail which ride share provider Mhamedi-Alaoui works for.