Police: Uber driver who took woman home from airport returned later, tried to break in

Associated Press

A Colorado Uber driver is accused of trying to break into the home of a woman he drove to the airport.

Gerald Montgomery, 51, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempted second-degree burglary.

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Police said he dropped off the passenger at the airport Thursday, returned to her home and then tried to break in through the back door. He ran when the woman's roommate spotted him, leaving lock-picking tools behind, according to an arrest affidavit.

The roommates realized the attempted burglar was the Uber driver after the woman sent her roommate a picture of him. The burglar was wearing the same ball cap as the driver, the affidavit says.

At a detective's request, Uber's legal department later provided Montgomery's address, license and phone number, which helped police track him down.

Court records do not list an attorney for Montgomery who could comment on the allegations.

Uber told The Denver Post (http://dpo.st/1bPAW95) that Montgomery passed full criminal and driving background checks.

Montgomery served as a driver for the San Francisco-based taxi alternative company's low-cost UberX service, but the company deactivated his account after his arrest. Uber said it contacted the passenger to tell her that Montgomery no longer is a driver for the company, and to refund her fare.