Alleged Sexual Assaulter, Posing as Uber Driver, Apprehended After Multiple Incidents Once Driver’s License Plate Photographed

Claudio Andres Vizcarra

A man accused of posing as an Uber driver and sexually assaulting multiple women was apprehended after one of his alleged victims managed to snap a photograph of his license plate. The suspect, identified as 42-year-old Claudio Andres Vizcarran, was taken into custody after the police connected his vehicle to the reported incidents, bringing an end to a series of disturbing attacks.

Wilson allegedly preyed on unsuspecting women who believed they were entering their hired Uber vehicle. He would then proceed to assault the victims once they were inside the car. Several cases had been reported, with victims describing the same modus operandi and vehicle, a silver Chevrolet Impala. The exact number of victims is unknown, but it is suspected that many may have been too afraid or embarrassed to report their experiences.

Authorities finally caught a break when one of Wilson’s alleged victims managed to take a picture of the license plate before escaping the vehicle. The photograph allowed police to track down the suspect and connect him to the series of sexual assaults. Upon further investigation, police discovered that Wilson had no connection to the rideshare company and had been using the impersonation as a method to gain access to vulnerable women.

The 42-year-old now faces multiple charges, including three counts of forcible rape, three counts of sexual battery, and one count of oral copulation by force. If convicted, Wilson could be looking at a lengthy prison sentence. The investigation remains ongoing, with the potential for additional charges to be filed if more victims come forward.

The case highlights the importance of confirming the identity of a rideshare driver before entering their vehicle, and taking necessary precautions to ensure personal safety during rides. Rideshare users are encouraged to verify the driver’s name, photograph, and vehicle make and model before entering the car, and to share their trip details with friends or family members. Additionally, passengers should trust their instincts and leave the vehicle immediately if they feel unsafe.

This incident also serves as a reminder for rideshare companies to enhance their security measures and for local authorities to monitor any suspicious activity related to such services, in order to protect the public from potential dangers.


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