Uber driver dropped off a passenger, then went back to rob her house

Uber's in the spotlight. Again.

 

Dylan Love

Crime

Published Apr 2, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 4:10 am CDT

As a 51-year-old resident of Colorado, Gerald Montgomery is likely many things, but his actions this week will forever cement him as “the Uber driver who tried to rob a woman’s house after he dropped her off at the airport.”

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On paper, it was a perfect crime. This unnamed woman would be airborne (or at least most of the way through the security checkpoint) while Montgomery could rifle through her belongings.

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Unfortunately for him, the woman’s roommate was still home. The roommate noticed Montgomery manipulating the door to the house. When confronted, he said that he was there to visit the woman he had just dropped off. (The cops later found a device wedged in the door used for picking locks.)

Montgomery’s passenger and her roommate identified him as the would-be thief based on his picture from the Uber receipt. Things fell apart for him quickly after that: Once the cops got in touch with Uber, the company handed over Montgomery’s address, license number, phone number, and vehicle registration information. Then Uber booted Montgomery from its system.

Uber swung into action as soon as it realized something was wrong.

Uber swung into action as soon as it realized something was wrong.

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This overeager criminal was released from jail on a $10,000 bond. He’s expected in court tomorrow.

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The woman’s ride to the airport was reimbursed.

H/T BroBible | Photo via Fox 31 Denver/Screenshot

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*First Published: Apr 2, 2015, 5:49 pm CDT