COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV)- UPDATE 9/13/18:
A 22-year-old man was arrested for allegedly assaulting and attempting to sexually assault a Colorado Springs grandma while she was working as an Uber driver.
Left: Victim. Right: Suspect.
Police announced the arrest on Thursday of Raydrian Tyree Scott. He was arrested on Wednesday, the reported crime happened Monday morning at about 4:27.
Scott was still in possession of the victim's vehicle at the time of the arrest. Police say the driver reported she had picked up a fare in the 500 block of East Dale Street. She says the suspect then assaulted her, tried to sexually assault her and bit her several times. During the assault the victim escaped and the suspect drove off with with the victim's car.
Scott is facing charges of Attempted Sexual Assault, Second Degree Assault, Robbery, Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft, and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. The suspect also was arrested on several unrelated misdemeanor warrants which included domestic violence charges out of Pueblo
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call 719-634-7867, 719-444-7000 or 1-800-222-8477.
ORIGINAL STORY 9/12/18:
Lorraine, whose last name we’re withholding for her protection, is an Uber driver and a grandma. She was attacked and beaten by her passenger early Monday morning.
Thankfully she's going to be ok, and after having talked to her, she's an incredibly strong woman.
Her message now is, let's find her car and catch the man who did this.
“He got my lip/he bashed me in the mouth/this tooth is shoved up in and twisted/he split the skin like a boxer/everyone tells me my ear is really swollen," Lorraine said as she showed us her wounds.
Lorraine told 11 News reporter Alyssa Chin, “it looks worse than it feels.”
"I think at first, the first assault was intended to be a rape- because he got real personal and I’m going to leave it at that," Lorraine said.
The attacker even bit her. She has five to six stitches near her right eye. She was in the hospital for more than seven hours after the attack that had her fighting back. She wouldn't give in.
"The cops told me that's the reason I got away alive," Lorraine recalled.
It was 4 a.m. Monday when the man called for the Uber on Dale Street near downtown Colorado Springs.
He told her they couldn't leave because they were waiting for his brother.
"We waited almost 10 minutes, his brother never showed and I said look, ‘we either need to get going or you need to cancel and get another Uber.’ He said there's my brother and I turned to look that's what he hit me for the first time," Lorraine said.
She never expected this to happen to her, and now wants to make sure other Uber drivers stay alert.
“Really, be aware,” Lorraine said. “I was tired I was lulled into a false sense of security because nothing ever had happened so therefore nothing ever will.”
Springs Police said they are actively investigating this attack, but they will not release any suspect information at this time.
Lorraine’s car is a white 2011 Chevrolet Cruze with Colorado handicap plates OKL-714.
Read our previous story here.