Uber driver feared for his life as passenger fondled him, affidavit says

Scott Anthony Ryan, 40, charged with unlawful restraint

SAN ANTONIO – Olmos Park police are investigating a report by a 24-year-old Uber driver who said he was fondled by a passenger.

An arrest warrant affidavit said the driver told police that he feared that the man in his back seat, identified as Scott Anthony Ryan, 40, "could have hurt or killed him" at any moment.

Police on Monday arrested Ryan on a charge of unlawful restraint.

The driver told investigators that he picked up Ryan after a party Friday in Alamo Heights and was taking him to a home in Olmos Park when things took an unusual turn, the affidavit said.

Ryan suddenly held a cold metal object to the driver's neck, grabbed him by his upper body and held him against his seat, the affidavit said.. 

According to the affidavit, the driver said that Ryan told him in a "chilling voice" that "everything is OK. Just keep driving."

Ryan stuck his hand into the driver's shorts and fondled him, the affidavit said..

After dropping off Ryan at his destination, the driver said he flagged down a police officer and told him what happened.

Investigators said they learned Ryan's identity from information he provided when he booked the Uber ride, the affidavit said.


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