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It's every parent's nightmare, as one Texas son, a 16-year-old Portland boy, wakes up to find himself in a strange home after an Uber ride from Portland to Rockport Texas went horrifically wrong. He found himself in the home of his Uber driver in Sinton, Texas instead.

San Patricio County Sheriff reports that presumably on April 8th, 44-year-old South Texas Uber driver Jaime Javier Morin, kidnapped the teen boy who was trusted in his care to safely transported Portland to Rockport Texas.


According to the terrifying report from the San Patricio County Sheriff's Facebook page, the 16-year-old requested an Uber ride from Portland to Rockport only to wake up hours later in a strange home in Sinton Texas, 22 miles away from his destination.

The teen reported to authorities that when Morin arrived to pick him up in the Uber, Morin offered him "something to drink." The teen fell asleep shortly after that.

Sadly, the teenage boy later woke up in a strange house in a terrifying situation.

Luckily he was able to run away to find help. The teen was able to contact authorities at a neighboring home. He offered to authorities that he likely had been drugged from the drink he was served.

Authorities were able to obtain a search warrant and arrested Morin on charges of indecency with a child. Morin's bail has been set at $75,000.00.

If convicted Morin could be facing 20 plus years in prison.

Kiii reports on the story on YouTube.

There are a few safety precautions from Uber that we should all take before getting into an Uber which include; verifying the driver has your name. "Who are you here to pick up?” is a good way to make sure the Uber driver is legitimate. If you are ill, please don't ride in an Uber alone. Uber suggests you call 911 instead. An Uber driver should never offer you a drink.

Please note: You must be 18 years or older to order an Uber or Lyft.

Hopefully, justice will be served for this Texas teen.

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