Friday, October 3, 2008

Woman lies about rape to avoid paying cab fare

A young woman falsely accused a cab driver of rape after he threatened to go to the police when she and her boyfriend wouldn't pay their fare. The woman's male partner lied to police with her.

After the woman cried rape, the police stormed into the poor cab driver's house and arrested him. And this is justice -- how? Why did they not first review the video from the surveillance camera mounted in the taxi? It had recorded the couple leaving the vehicle without paying. Instead of treating him like Al Capone, they could have learned the truth fairly quickly.

The woman later recanted. But an important question is presented.

The woman's boyfriend went along with this. Virtually all of these cases involve a woman or a girl acting alone and lying about rape. How does one man do this to another man? Can't the boyfriend put himself in the cab driver's shoes for a second? It seems men need education about the horrors of false rape claims, too.

Of course, if this lie was the woman's idea, the boyfriend might have been too fearful to stop it -- because if she can do this to some innocent man she didn't know, imagine what she could do to her boyfriend if he ever jilted her. Wow!

My advice to the boyfriend: get the hell away from her, fast.

Cab driver cleared of false rape allegations

A young Swedish couple has been charged with bearing false witness after the woman reported she had been raped by a cab driver when the driver tried to get the couple to pay for their ride.

At three o’clock in the morning back in May, the couple called for a cab to take them from a party in central Stockholm to the southern suburb of Haninge.

When they arrived at their destination, the pair hopped out of the taxi without paying.

But the woman also forgot her purse in the taxi’s back seat.

When the couple, ages 20 and 25, tried to get the woman’s purse back from the taxi driver, he threatened to go to the police if the couple didn’t pay for their trip.

Instead the couple then called police to report that the driver had raped the woman, reports the Metro newspaper.

Police then stormed into the cab driver’s home to arrest him.

“I felt like I’d lost all my rights when I was suddenly arrested. I just wanted to get paid for the trip,” the cab driver said during questioning, according to TT.

The woman later recanted her story about the alleged rape when she learned that a surveillance camera mounted in the taxi had recorded the couple leaving the vehicle without paying.

The cab driver is now demanding compensation for indignity, lost income, as well as pain and suffering.