A local Lyft driver trying to make ends meet ends up deeper in the hole. According to the woman, a customer stole her car and then her grandmother's car.
Stephanie Stamper said after driving the customer around for hours Monday night he asked her to help him get a motel.
“I tend to be naive and think good thoughts about people and it kind of bites me, and it got me good this time,” said Stamper.
Stamper said she had driven the man around before.
“He was a very nice gentleman, at the end of the ride he said I’ll give you $80 if you can run me here, here, and here,” said Stamper.
So, when he needed a ride again, she jumped at the chance to make the extra cash.
“I usually don't even drive at night, but I was short on my rent, so I was trying to do just a little more, I have kids,” said Stamper.
She agreed to chauffeur him around for $350.
“We drove around some, we stopped at different places, and he'd run in and come back out,” said Stamper.
They even took a selfie together.
But as the night wore on Stamper said she grew concerned.
“At midnight I started telling him I’m tired, it's time to get out of the car, he kept putting it off,” said Stamper, “I figured he might be doing something that wasn't on the up and up. He was very paranoid about police.”
Nearly ten hours later the man told her to drop him off at a motel.
“He said he had a warrant and couldn’t get it by himself, so I went to do that,” said Stamper.
But when she returned, Stamper said that’s when he stole her car. To make matters worse, Stamper’s grandmother's keys were also in her car.
She said it was stolen Wednesday morning.
“I came outside to smoke a cigarette and the car was gone,” said Stamper.
Stamper said initially the man texted her after stealing her car and claimed he would return it.
She said he's since threatened to harm her family and has stopped replying to messages.
The Oklahoma City Police Department is investigating.