Quincy Police report arresting an Uber driver from West Roxbury on charges of indecent assault and battery and kidnapping for an incident Wednesday afternoon.
Police say Kastriot Naksi, 46, assaulted a woman passenger shortly before 1 p.m. - after first demanding she move from the back to the front seat and then locking his car's doors so she couldn't get out.
Police say officers were able to zero in on his Civic on Cottage Avenue because Naksi didn't take the woman's phone away and she was able to text a help message to a friend:
Quincy Police Dispatch received a call from a party who stated that her friend (the victim) had been sexually assaulted by an Uber driver and that the driver was scheduled to drop the victim off on Cottage Ave. The caller stated that the Uber vehicle was a gray Honda Civic and provided the license plate number.
Officers arrived on Cottage Ave and spoke with the reporting party. She told officers that she had received a text message from the victim that indicated the Uber driver had touched her inappropriately and that he would not let her out of the vehicle. The victim sent her friend a screenshot of her current location. A BOLO (Be On The Lookout) was given to all cars in the area.
At approx. 1:20pm, Officer Delaney observed the gray Honda Civic travelling on Cottage Ave. He immediately motioned for the vehicle to stop and allowed the victim to exit the vehicle.
Upon speaking with the victim, she told officers that while enroute to Quincy, the Uber driver pulled over to the side of the road and told her to get in the front seat. The victim stated that this was a ride-share Uber, so she agreed. She stated that the driver then touched her inappropriately. When she told the driver to stop and let her out, he locked the door. At that point she texted her friend.