Man robs Florida Uber driver, threatens to inject him with HIV

Associated Press - 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 SunSentinel 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.


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