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Penn State Professor Richard Lomotey Accused of Kidnapping 2 Women



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A Penn State professor is accused of putting two women through a terrifying experience while moonlighting as an Uber driver. Police in Pittsburgh say Richard Lomotey, 36, departed from the app’s route after picking the two women up around 1:30am Saturday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. He told them that they were attractive and he wanted to “get with them,” according to a police report. Police say Lomotey eventually pulled over, put the vehicle in park, tried to lock the doors, and told the women: “You’re not going anywhere.” The women escaped the vehicle and ran away, screaming for help and asking bystanders to call 911, according to the police report.


Pittsburgh police spokesman Chris Togneri tells CNN that Lomotey was arrested after he was identified through the Uber app. He faces two counts each of kidnapping, false imprisonment, and harassment. “What’s been described is unacceptable,” an Uber spokesperson said in a statement. “The driver’s access to the app has been removed and we stand ready to cooperate with law enforcement to support their investigation.” According to university websites, Lomotey is an assistant professor of information sciences and technology at Penn State’s Beaver campus, the Daily Collegian reports. He is also listed as a part-time instructor at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Computing and Information. (This Uber driver charged a woman more than $1,000 for the “ride from hell.”)

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I’m sure he was accused directly due to his color. Some police are racist. I hope the true suspect will be caught and face the charges.

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