Man threatens to inject Uber driver with HIV

Posted at 9:07 AM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 09:07:53-04
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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Police in Florida say a man got into an Uber driver's car, pulled out a syringe and threatened to inject him with HIV if he didn't drive away.

A Boca Raton police report says Sebastian Lora was waiting for a passenger outside a 7-Eleven when 30-year-old Matthew Steven Francis got into the car and ordered him to drive.

The Sun Sentinel reports Francis eventually told Lora to pull over. He took Lora's phone and wallet before running from the car.

A police report says officers found Francis walking nearby with a syringe in one pocket and Lora's wallet in the other.

He faces charges of robbery with a deadly weapon, kidnapping and attempted criminal transmission of HIV.

Records don't indicate whether he has a lawyer.
   Information from: Sun Sentinel