Tampa PD Looks For Man Suspected in Kidnap of DoorDash Driver

TAMPA -- Police are looking for a man they say kidnapped a Door Dash driver and sexually assaulted her Tuesday night. Sergeant Andrea Hughes with TPD's Special Victims Unit says they've posted a composite of a possible suspect.

Hughes says the armed man attacked the victim outside a hotel on Boy Scout Boulevard, made her drive to an apartment complex and sexually assaulted her. The victim's family was tracking her on their phones and came to rescue her. The suspect fired at them before running off, wounding one woman.

DoorDash has issued a statement through spokesperson Julian Crowley:

"We are appalled by this heinous and abhorrent crime. No one should ever have to endure something as horrific as this and we’re here to support the Dasher in any way we can. We’ve reached out to the Tampa Police Department to assist their investigation and we hope the perpetrator is brought to justice."

DoorDash says the company has several key features to keep drivers, which it calls Dashers, safe. Those include a safety call, an emergency assistance button in the app, automatic check-in and the ability to report and potentially block customers who make them feel unsafe. Tampa police haven't said definitively whether any of those features were used during Tuesday's incident.

Photo: Tampa Police/ Canva

Tampa Police Composite of Kidnap-Sexual Battery SuspectFoto: TPD/Canva

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