Uber Driver Overhears Passengers Discussing Child Trafficking Scheme, So He Jumps Into Action


The worst thing I thought would happen when driving Uber is that I would be getting drunk passengers and I would have to handle them. All my life, I thought about people throwing up in the car as the worst scenario. Thanks to Avila’s quick thinking, police arrived almost immediately on the scene. They were able to rescue the young teen, who turned out to be a runaway. Police detained the two women responsible, Destiny Pettway, 25, and Maria Westley, 31, and charged them with pimping and pandering a minor. They also arrested Disney Vang, 20, on suspicions of sexual activity with a minor, but he has since been released.

The Uber Safety Team even reached out to Avila over the phone to thank him for his quick thinking. Maintaining the platform as a safe and comfortable place for both riders and driver partners is very important to us, and any incident that disrupts that experience for either party is one we take very seriously. We appreciate your professionalism in a difficult situation. We are so glad Avila there to save the day! See his account of the event in the video below. Share his heroic actions today.

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