A woman filmed a creepy Lyft ride, and now people on TikTok are applauding her quick thinking.
TikTok really can be used for good sometimes. There have been viral videos in the past that show how to deal with sketchy situations, like when one TikToker quickly thought to pretend to be friends with a stranger who seemed uncomfortable talking to a man. Recently, multiple videos have circulated showing how women have dealt with creepy behavior in gyms.
In this instance, TikTok user @its_timmie shared that she and her friends were visiting Nashville for a bachelorette party and were taking a Lyft from their Airbnb when they noticed the driver was asking some weird questions.
@its_timmie filmed herself interacting with the driver as he asked about their stay and how long they’d be in Nashville.
She also claimed that she saw the driver allegedly write down their Airbnb address on a pad of paper.
“When the Lyft driver ‘secretly’ writes down your address as you get in the car with a group of girls,” she wrote over the video.
In a follow-up video, @its_timmie explained she “noticed that he was writing down every single address that he was driving to on a notepad in the front seat.”
“Why are you ever going to need my address in the future?” she asked. “That was the first red flag.”
As the driver asked the group questions, all of them lied about certain aspects of the trip. For one, they said that they were checking out of the Airbnb that night and that a group of guys were also on the trip with them and expecting them.
“Then he was like, stopping the car in the middle of the road to show us his phone,” @its_timmie added. “That’s when I was able to confirm on the front seat that he did have our address.”
Fortunately, @its_timmie and her friends got home safe, and @its_timmie also said she immediately called Lyft’s Critical Help Line to report the situation.
“He won’t be driving again,” she concluded.
The first video has since accumulated 9.3 million views, with thousands of commenters thanking @its_timmie for sharing her safety advice.
“I appreciate you so much for this,” one person wrote.
“Girl, call the cops!” another said. “Why are people so scary? I’m sorry.”
Others shared their Lyft safety advice.
“That’s why I always do an address close to my house but not my actual house,” someone advised.
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