Uber Driver Shot with Stun Gun in Connecticut - NBC4 Washington
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Uber Driver Shot with Stun Gun in Connecticut



    Uber Driver Robbed by Passenger in Hartford

    A passenger robbed an Uber driver in Hartford. (Published Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015)

    Four men shot an Uber driver with a stun gun in Hartford on Thursday night and stole his iPhone, according to Hartford police.

    The Uber driver told police that he had picked four men up in the 200 block of Westland Street at 9:15 p.m. on Thursday.

    When they arrived on Holcomb Street, the men shot the driver with a stun gun, stole his iPhone 6, and ran away, heading north, police said.

    The victim said he wasn’t injured and declined medical attention.

    Police searched for the men and could not find them.

    While there were no witnesses or surveillance, the driver said he can identify the men, according to police, and they are looking for three men between 20 and 25 years old.

    One was not wearing a shirt, another was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and jeans and another was wearing a black jacket and had a black backpack.

    No description was given of the fourth man.

    A spokesperson for Uber said the company is looking into the incident and is the process of contacting the driver.