Woman Arrested After Allegedly Holding Uber Driver Hostage

A woman has been accused of threatening an Uber driver a gun while forcing her to drive around neighborhoods for hours, police said.

Betty Jo Halter, 44, was apprehended on July 25 after she allegedly held the Florida Uber driver hostage for more than two and a half hours with a gun making her drive around various neighborhoods searching for a person named “Michael,” according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

After receiving a dispatch from Uber, Kimberly Ruth Pagan, 45, picked up Halter in Bunnell, Florida, the report says. “What’s been reported is very disturbing and we’ve been in touch with the driver to offer our support,” the Uber spokesperson said. “The rider’s access to the app has been removed.”

Halter is currently in jail at the Flagler County Inmate Detention Facility.

Source: Palm Coast woman holds Uber driver hostage by gunpoint, deputies say

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