+the news


Kevin Smith's daughter nearly kidnapped by fake Uber drivers

Filmmaker Kevin Smith's actress daughter Harley Quinn Smith had a scary brush with attempted kidnappers in Los Angeles who pretended to be her Uber drivers.

The 16 year old ordered a car through the popular digital taxi service to pick her up last Saturday (30Jan16), but the teenager was left shaken after she was almost taken away by impostors who tried to trick her into driving away in their car.

Harley Quinn took to Instagram.com and wrote, "I was just standing outside a Starbucks in Brentwood, where I was waiting for my uber when a large, beige car drove up to me and tried to get me to think they were my uber. There were two white men (age 20-30) in the driver (blonde hair) and passenger (brown hair) seat with an uber sign on their front window, but they were most definitely not uber drivers.

"When I asked who they were there to pick up, making sure it was the right car, they wouldn't answer me and said to get in the car. They didn't have the uber app on their phone and were clearly just two disgusting dudes trying to kidnap a girl standing on her own."

She went on to warn her followers of suspicious drivers like the ones she encountered, and added, "Protect yourself and never ever get in a car without checking that it's the correct car first!!! I was in too much haze of fear that I wasn't thinking straight enough to think to take a picture of the drivers or the license plate, but if you see a car like this PLEASE report it to the police and stop them from trying to pray on other young girls!!! We have already reported it to the police, but more information would be helpful in finding them. Be careful and look out for yourself/others!!!!"

Harley Quinn, who recently made her starring role debut in father Kevin's new film Yoga Hosers at the Sundance Film Festival, returned to Instagram hours later to share a photo of a cake which had the phrase, "Sorry men suck" written in icing.

She added the caption, "just when I was about to lose faith in humanity after almost being kidnapped today, my dad got me this cake and made me remember that some people, like himself, make the world a lot better."

Error! Unable to retrieve any Images!