The woman’s anger as a “creepy” taxi driver has her tracked down to ask her the fare for months
The passenger has slammed the company Go Green Taxis after one of their drivers allegedly tracked them down on social media to ask them more than three months after driving them home
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A taxi driver claims a “creepy” driver tracked her down on social media and asked her out for a drink more than three months into her ride.
Miniver Larman, 25, took a taxi from the train station to her home in Oxford in March and had a “pleasant chat” with the driver.
She thought nothing of it until earlier this week when she received a text from the man asking if she wanted to go out for a drink over the weekend.
The unwelcome greeting made her feel insecure, since the man knows her address.
She said: “When I saw the news I was immediately shocked because you hear about these things but if it’s actually happening to you, do you think how is it real?
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“The trip was fine we just chatted he told me about his holiday and I told him what I had done that day and I didn’t think anything was wrong but it seems like he has that kindness thought something else.
“I started to feel unsafe because he dropped me off at my house.
“I think it’s really unprofessional and puts women in particular in a really dangerous position.
“Why didn’t that person realize how scary it is?”
The 15-minute journey cost a total of £15.60 and she thought nothing of it until June 12 – three months after the taxi price – when she spotted a message request from the driver.
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The message read: “Hey! So since we had a nice little chat in my cab after your London theater trip, your name has pretty much stuck in my head.
“I hope you don’t mind if I text you, I was wondering if you might feel like having a drink sometime…
“There’s actually some really cool stuff going on in Southampton this weekend.”
After the company filed a complaint with Go Green Taxis, the company responded with a brief apology message, saying it was “being dealt with” – but Miniver is urging them to discipline the driver.
An employee of the company replied: “I’m sorry to hear that you had this bad experience with us.
“I will pass this on to my manager for pickup in the morning and proper treatment.”
She added: “You trusted them with your address and you trusted them to get you home safely and as a woman it shouldn’t be like if you’re kind to someone you bump into them .
“I know there’s this argument about how you meet people when you can’t do that in your job, but I just don’t think it’s the right place.
“When I saw the news I sent the company a message saying I feel like he could do this again and I just want him to know it’s not appropriate.
“I also asked her to prevent him from ever being assigned to me.
“They just said ‘I’m sorry you had this bad experience, I’ll pass it on to a manager,’ so I don’t really know what happens with that.
“I think he should at least be disciplined, like at least a month or two where he can’t drive a cab.
“If he did this to me, there’s a very good chance he’s done this to other women or he doesn’t realize it’s not okay.”
Go Green has been contacted for comment.
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