Director's 16-year-old daughter nearly gets kidnapped by 'Uber scammers'

12 February 2016 / 10 months 16 hours ago

Director Kevin Smith’s daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, was standing alone waiting for her Uber ride to arrive when she nearly got kidnapped.

The 16-year-old had requested a driver through her Uber app and was waiting for the ride to arrive at her Los Angeles street when two men pulled up in a big beige vehicle, reports Faithit.

They had an Uber sign on their front window -- but something was off.

When she saw that they did NOT even have the app on their phones, Harley bolted fast.

She took to Instagram to warn others: 

“PEOPLE OF LOS ANGELES- I was just standing outside a Starbucks in Brentwood, where I was waiting for my uber when a large, beige car drove up to me and tried to get me to think they were my uber.

"There were two white men (age 20-30) in the driver (blonde hair) and passenger (brown hair) seat with an uber sign on their front window, but they were most definitely not uber drivers.

"When I asked who they were there to pick up, making sure it was the right car, they wouldn’t answer me and said to get in the car.

"They didn’t have the uber app on their phone and were clearly just two disgusting dudes trying to kidnap a girl standing on her own.

"Protect yourself and never ever get in a car without checking that it’s the correct car first!!!

"I was in too much haze of fear that I wasn’t thinking straight enough to think to take a picture of the drivers or the license plate, but if you see a car like this PLEASE report it to the police and stop them from trying to pray on other young girls!!!

"We have already reported it to the police, but more information would be helpful in finding them. Be careful and look out for yourself/others!!!!"

Harley's dad, got her a "sorry, men suck" cake in a playful attempt to cheer her up from the incident.

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