Man lured women by impersonating Uber driver
A man who admitted he impersonated being an Uber driver after he was caught with an unconscious University of Alabama student in his car was charged with multiple crimes Friday, the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff ’s Office said.
In March, Tommy Wayne Beard was arrested after he was found in a vehicle with an unconscious female college student in the backseat, al.com reported.
Investigators found a loaded gun and a fake Uber light mounted on his dashboard in a search of the 62-year-old’s car, and he was wearing a sex toy, according to WBMA.
The Northport, Alabama, man admitted to investigators that he pretended to be an Uber driver in order to pick up the 22-year-old college student, per the Tuscaloosa News.
She told investigators “she remembered leaving a bar, but did not remember getting into his car,” WBRC reported.
A search of his cellphone uncovered pictures of more “college-aged females that appeared to be unconscious while they were in the backseat of his vehicle,” which Beard admitted taking while giving them rides, according to al.com.
The women in the pictures were wearing clothes, but the images were of their “breast and crotch area,” per WBMA.