Uber clearly wasn’t happy enough killing the taxi industry, they’re now killing the getaway car industry! Poor Baby Driver – I guess there’s always meals on wheels. The only thing is, the Uber driver in this story wasn’t even aware they were transporting a criminal when they made a pit stop at a Long Island Dunkin’ location.
According to NBC New York 4, a 57-year-old Brentwood, NY man named Andrew Sandson was arrested after he allegedly robbed a Dunkin’ (formerly Dunkin’ Donuts) around 9:30pm on Sunday. He reportedly handed over a note informing staff that he had a gun and wanted cash. That’s much different than the note I would have given had I wanted to rob a Dunkin’, as mine would be just a giant picture of a donut and the words LOTS OF THESE PLEASE written across it, while I made a “yum yum” hand motion on my tummy. The employee who received the note took it seriously, and handed over the cash. Andrew Sandson then allegedly ran out the door and hopped into a car that was waiting for him.
Here’s where Andrew’s alleged plan went to shit. A customer in the Dunkin’ wrote down the license plate number of the vehicle. The plate number was traced, and it showed a vehicle registered to an Uber driver. Since Uber is all about tracking rides, it was pretty easy to see where said Uber went after it left Dunkin’. It went straight to Andrew’s home address. That’s where Andrew got busted.
Andrew was then arrested on third-degree robbery charges yesterday. Police say the Uber driver was not involved in the robbery. Andrew’s probably going to go away for a while and do some time. And while he’s saying goodbye to his loved ones, he can say goodbye to Uber, because there’s no way anyone is going to pick him up again after the review that driver is about to leave.
“Andrew S. asked me to make a stop at Dunkin’ where he proceeded to rob the place, and can you believe he never even though to grab me anything while he was inside to say thank you for the trouble? No donuts, no iced coffee, not even a box of Munchkins. Rude! Zero stars.”