Man lured women by im­per­son­at­ing Uber driver

Lodi News-Sentinel - - NATION/WORLD - — The State (Columbia, S.C.)

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.

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