A Redwood City driver for transportation company Uber is accused of sexually battering and stalking a passenger over the weekend, according to Palo Alto police.
Pedro Liborio-Anorve, 35, was hired to drive a Palo Alto couple home on Saturday, Oct. 29. He dropped them off at their house near Los Trancos and Alpine roads at about 11 p.m., police said.
The passengers soon realized, however, that they'd left a cell phone in the car and called Liborio-Anorve to ask him to bring it back. According to police, when he arrived and the wife went to retrieve the phone, he allegedly kissed her and groped her breast. She pushed him away, he drove off and the couple reported the incident to Uber, the police press release states.
At about 12:25 a.m., the woman allegedly received a call from Liborio-Anorve stating that he was outside the home. She told him to go away and called the police, but when officers arrived, Liborio-Anorve had left.
Officers tracked him down at his Redwood City home and arrested him shortly before 4 a.m. on Oct. 30. He was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for sexual battery (a felony) and stalking (a misdemeanor).
Police are asking that anyone with information about this incident call the dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via text message or voicemail to 650-383-8984. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through the department's free mobile app, downloadable at bit.ly/PAPD-AppStore or bit.ly/PAPD-GooglePlay.