Uber driver fondled by passenger, Olmos Park police say

Scott Anthony Ryan, 40, charged with unlawful restraint

SAN ANTONIO – An Uber driver told Olmos Park police he feared for his life when a passenger held what he believed was a weapon to his neck and fondled him.

Police arrested Scott Anthony Ryan, 40, Monday in connection with the crime.

The 24-year-old driver reported the alleged crime to police on April 28.

He told officers he had picked up a passenger at a home in Alamo Heights and was driving him to an address in Olmos Park when the ride took an unexpected and scary turn.

The driver said he noticed the passenger was seated directly behind him, which was unusual. 

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, he said the man in the back seat suddenly held a cold, metal object to his neck and grabbed him around his torso with his other hand, pinning him to his seat.

The driver said the customer then reached into his pants and began fondling him, the affidavit said.

At one point, he said the passenger, in a "chilling voice," told him, "Everything is going to be ok. Just keep driving," the affidavit said.

After he dropped off the passenger, the driver reported the incident to police.

The affidavit said that investigators were able to identify Ryan as the passenger through his credit card and other information he provided when he booked the Uber ride.


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